Recipe for Success 2017

Former Countryside’s Culinary Classic is a Success for Little City

Little City cooked up a delightful evening of delicacies for the 12th annual Recipe for Success to benefit people with developmental disabilities. The longtime Countryside culinary classic debuted under the Little City name on March 27 at the Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows to great success, bringing in tens of thousands of dollars to support … read more

IlliniCare Health donates to Little City

IlliniCare Health boosts Little City’s Oral Health Care program

Little City is grateful for a $4,250 donation from IlliniCare Health that will continue a mutually beneficial partnership to provide the best oral healthcare possible for people with autism and developmental disabilities. Through donations such as the gift from IlliniCare, Little City’s dental specialist Debbi Viger is able to offer these training sessions free of … read more


Astellas helps Little City ‘Change Tomorrow’

Nicole Sasanuma knew the mosaic she was helping make for Little City’s Center for the Arts was much more than an art project. Nicole, one of roughly 150 volunteers from Astellas who came to Little City during her company’s “Changing Tomorrow Day,” has a cousin with Down syndrome and knows how helpful a place like … read more


LITTLE CITY HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS. WE’RE ALSO AT THE FOREFRONT OF POSITIVE CHANGE. Some might expect that the recent news media accounts broadcasting the extremely devastating and horrific actions of a few former staff would dampen our advocacy and temporarily silence our voice.  We cannot and will not allow the wanton and reckless acts … read more

New Countryside Center Building

Little City Expands Adult Services with New Building

  Little City is excited to announce the purchase of a new building that will improve and expand upon the services currently offered at their Countryside Center. The opportunity came to be as the result of the merger with Countryside Association, who had sold their property at the 21154 W. Shirley Road in Palatine to … read more

Eric Priebe

In Memoriam: Eric Priebe

  Little City lost one of its bright lights on Nov. 28, 2016, when longtime resident Eric Priebe passed away at 46 years old. The following is a portion of a memoir from Rosellen Monter, one of Eric’s dear friends: Eric came to Little City in July 1982, 12 years after his premature twin birth … read more

Sandra Milbrandt, Little City Direct Support Professional, and Little City resident  Julia Mondaine dancing at the Annual Adults Holiday Party.

Holiday Parties a Hit at Little City

Every year Little City hosts holiday parties for its Children’s, Adults and Foster Care & Adoption program participants. This year, the season kicked off with the Foster Care & Adoption program holiday party held Dec. 10 at the Faith United Methodist Church in Dolton, IL. Attendees enjoyed a buffet-style lunch with an opportunity to take … read more

Marcy’s Success Story

Being a teenager can come with many challenges – things such as managing emotions, struggling with social interaction, and even being comfortable within themselves. This was the case for transgender teen, Marcy*, age 19. In such a short life span, Marcy experienced a traumatic past which originally brought her into the care of DCFS. From … read more

Little City Welcomes Five Former Countryside Board Members

  Little City is pleased to welcome five new members to our Board of Directors. All five members served on the Countryside Association for People with Disabilities Board of Directors and decided to continue their service with Little City after the merger. Heather Ritter is the former board president of Countryside Association from 2011 until … read more

Foster parent Charlotte and Dan

Fostering a Teen: A Successful Turnaround

  Little City foster parent, Charlotte, always thought she never wanted to foster teens, just young children. Her mind was changed when Dan* was presented to her. She was told that if Dan did not get into the right home, he might not be able to turn his life around. Before coming to Charlotte’s home, … read more

“Little City uses an affirming message – that it’s a good world, there’s a place for my kids in the world and Little City will help them find it.”

Rachel, mother of children receiving home-based support services