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Independent living is a part of everyday life for most Americans. From driving and paying bills to socializing with friends, the ability to live and function by oneself is something most people take for granted. Yet for many Americans living with disabilities, even mundane tasks present a significant challenge. Center for Independent Futures (CIF) works to provide individuals the autonomy and resources necessary to live fulfilling and enriching lives.

To provide these opportunities, CIF will host its signature SPARK fundraiser from 7-11 p.m. on April 25 at Galleria Marchetti, 825 W. Erie, Chicago. Tickets are available at www.independentfutures.com; those interested in purchasing tables of 10 call Niki Moe Horrell 847-328-2044.