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Home Sweet Home

| August 27, 2012 | Parties National

THE PARTY Chicago now owns the bragging rights of having the world’s largest Ronald McDonald House, and the city—alongside Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI)— celebrated the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Streeterville home. THE PLAYERS The notable guest list included Bill Rancic; Tim Smithe; Don Thompson, CEO of McDonald’s Corporation; Patrick Magoon, president and CEO of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; Paul Huebener, chairman for the RMHC-CNI Board of Directors; Stefan Holt and Daniella Guzman of NBC 5; Lou and Monica Canellis; Candace Jordan of watch312.com; Mark Giangreco of ABC 7 and more. And the program included remarks from Governor Pat Quinn, Senator John Cullerton, former McDonald’s Corporation CEO Jim Skinner, Lovie and MaryAnne Smith, and Doug Porter, CEO of RMHC-CNI. THE BOTTOM LINE Thanks to a gorgeous rooftop terrace, playrooms stocked with toys and movies, communal kitchens and expansive windows overlooking downtown, the 14-story house is now providing care and comfort to 86 families of children in hospital care. Photos by Francis Son



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