Coming Up: Levy Lecture on Oct. 10

The Levy Lecture Series began its fall season with a big crowd. Almost 100 guests registered for the September lecture!

Our next lecturer, Mark Iris, joins us at the Levy Senior Center on Tuesday, October 10. Admission is free, but space is limited & spots fill fast. Save yourself a spot and register online today.


The Burge Affair: A Look Back from the Front Row

Mark Iris, PhD, Northwestern University | former Executive Director of the Chicago Police Board

During the 1980s and 1990s, Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge was the target of allegations that he and others tortured suspects into falsely confessing to crimes. As a result, the City of Chicago has been a key participant in civil litigation, costing tax payers more than $100 million to date.
The wrongfully convicted have been released from prison, and Burge was incarcerated for perjury. How did such a destructive person elude prosecution for so long? How did this litigation play out in the courtrooms?
Join us as Mark Iris takes us through a sordid chapter in Chicago’s history and explains its far-reaching impact.


About the Lecture Series

The Levy Senior Center Foundation is pleased to offer a lecture series designed for residents 55+ years young who are passionate about learning new things and different ways at looking at the world. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the Levy Senior Center, or if you’re a long-time member of the Levy Center family, please join us!

All lectures will be held at the Levy Senior Center at 300 Dodge Avenue in Evanston, IL. Lectures are free, but registration is required due to space limitations. Reserve your place in one of three ways: complete the online form below each lecture description, by phone (847) 448-8250, or in person at the Levy Center’s front desk.

We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!


Lecture Registration