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"OpenICE sounds like an ideal meeting of missions [between ICE and IHC]...In all, there was plenty to engage one's ears and mind, plenty to remind one why ICE remains among the nation's most polished and persuasive advocates for new classical music." --John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune

View the photos from the first OpenICE, our concert series for new music enthusiasts and the just-plain-curious, and sign up for the next one on November 9.


The Illinois gubernatorial race, pitting Governor Pat Quinn against businessman Bruce Rauner is, judging by the latest polls, a statistical dead heat - and may already be the most expensive gubernatorial race in state history. Hear from experts Thursday Oct. 30 at the Chicago Theological Seminary as they analyze and break down the commercials and news in the race for governor. RSVP today and see how you as voters and citizens can use media responsibly in order to make informed judgments.


Recently nominated for the National Book Award for Fiction, Phil Klay's novel Redeployment has been called "the best literary work thus far written by a veteran of America’s recent wars." Register today to hear Klay read from his work in Urbana (November 11, Veterans Day), Carbondale (November 12), and Springfield (November 13).


How do you engage with Instagram? How does it shape the way we think about identity and image in culture today? How might it suggest new forms of engagement with artists, journalists and citizens? The IHC together with The Dilettantes will facilitate an interactive discussion exploring these questions, sign up today and be part of the experience.


Since March, the Hometown Teamsexhibition has traveled across Illinois to highlight the inextricable connection between towns and their teams. Its current showing at the Rock Island Public Library ends this weekend and will move to its final Illinois location in Hancock County’s Carthage, Illinois beginning November 1. Don’t miss it!
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