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Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:54

Donate socks to Chicago’s homeless at SAG-AFTRA Chicago office, now thru Jan. 9, 2015

Something as simple as socks can make a significant impact on a person who is living without heat or a home.
Last year during the polar vortex, two SAG-AFTRA members, Beth Lacke and the late Molly Glynn, launched the Woolgathering Project. Tapping into the generosity and warmth of our community, they began collecting socks for Chicago's homeless. This year, Janelle Snow has joined Lacke to keep the dream going and growing.

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Mon, 11/24/2014 - 11:56

Dear SAG-AFTRA Member,

Chicago is an amazing city. We are blessed with an abundance of so many great things: theater, music, art, an incredible variety of international cuisine and a rich diversity of people. We also have the great fortune of being home to an outsized number of world-class performers and broadcasters who live and work here.

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Fri, 10/31/2014 - 10:13

Don’t miss this holiday extravaganza. Created and directed by Ernie Lane and produced by Connie Foster, Holiday Radio Ho, Ho, Ho! combines classic radio scripts with music of the season.

7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) Wednesday, Dec. 10

Claudia Cassidy Theater at the Chicago Cultural Center
77 E. Randolph (at Michigan)

Admission is free, however seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 10:11

Join the Kaufherr Members Resource Center Committee and play a role in guaranteeing that the KMRC continues to be a valuable resource. Your input is important to the KMRC and the many members who use it.

Whatever your skills or areas of interest are, your help is needed. There is always much work to do. To join the committee or to RSVP for the Nov. 19 meeting, email Kathy Byrne at kathy.byrne@sagaftra.org.

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Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:54

To: All SAG-AFTRA Members who are currently represented by, or have previously been affiliated with Charlie’s Talent Agency

From: Xochitl Cerda, Senior Manager, Professional Representatives

Date: Sept. 10, 2014

Please note that SAG-AFTRA has been advised that Charlie’s Talent Agency has effective September 4, 2014, ceased operating as a franchise agency, under both legacy SAG’s jurisdiction and legacy AFTRA’s jurisdiction. 

The effect of the surrender is as follows:


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Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:20

Our SAG-AFTRA family is heartbroken by the devastating news that Chicago actor and former local board member Molly Glynn passed away Saturday from injuries suffered during the severe storm on Friday. 

Molly was an active and vibrant force in the Chicago acting and performing community. She had a very successful career in TV/film and on stage in Chicago. Her TV credits include Chicago Fire and Boss. Molly was a regular at some of the city’s most renowned theaters, including Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare and Northlight.

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Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:44

Gill Hayes Talent Agency, Chicago's newest franchised agency, will interview SAG-AFTRA members for the purpose of representation the week of Sept. 29.

Deadline for submission of headshot and resume - mail or drop off only, no email submissions - is noon, Sept. 24. If selected for an interview, you will be notified by Monday, Sept. 29.

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Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:58

Alma WashingtonSAG-AFTRA member Alma Washington was honored by the Chicago Chapter of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) at the 35th Annual Florence Criley and Olga Madar Awards on March 20. Alma was this year's Olga Madar Award winner. Madar was the first woman to be elected to the UAW International Executive Board and CLUW's first president.

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Mon, 01/27/2014 - 13:48

SAG-AFTRA Chicago members and guests watched the SAG Awards and enjoyed themselves at Rockit Bar and Grill. View the pictures here.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 10:10

Due to extreme weather in the Chicago area, the SAG-AFTRA Chicago Local office and the Kaufherr Members Resource Center (KMRC) will be closed on Monday, Jan. 27.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.