Wayne TobermanA message from the President

An old friend and self-proclaimed mentor, Frank, once, about 50 times or so, drilled the following advice into me… that…“1 gotcha is worth 10 gimmees”….”so you need to try to avoid those gotchas before you go into the hole so deep you’ll never get out…..”!

Wise words indeed which really need to be heeded by Politicians, Statesmen, those rarely, if ever biased, Nationally Syndicated Reporters-at-large, and Press Secretaries alike! (Read more ...)

Wayne Toberman

President, International Press Club of Chicago


Luncheon Meeting Review

"The World is not Waiting for Chicago" by Chris Robling, was perhaps the year's most thought provoking discussion. IPCC members thought it was the best meeting this year. Chris brought insight and perspective to issues that Chicago must deal with or become a city left behind.

For more pictures of this event, click here!

IPCC listed with the Overseas Press Club of America

OPCThe Overseas Press Club of America was founded in 1939 in New York by a group of foreign correspondents. The OPC seeks to maintain an international association of journalists working in the United States and abroad; to encourage the highest standards of professional integrity and skill in the reporting of news; to help educate a new generation of journalists; to contribute to the freedom and independence of journalists and the press throughout the world, and to work toward better communication and understanding among people.

In Memoriam

Lorraine TobermanIt is with great sadness that we, at the International Press Club of Chicago, bring to you the news of the sudden passing of Mrs. Lorraine M. Toberman, Mother of the our President, Wayne Toberman this past Thursday, the 6th of March 2014.

Though housebound for a number of years, and unable to physically attend our events, Lorraine, being of Czech, German and Austrian lineage, was an avid supporter of the IPCC in spirit and via stories and tales. In younger years, she and her family seldom missed such events as the Annual Hobe Day Parade in Berwyn, or the Annual Bakers Dance on the South Side in order to keep alive the family’s sense of community and heritage.

Lorraine’s viewing will be at the Drechsler, Brown, and Williams Funeral Home, located at 203 S. Marion Street, Oak Park, Illinois, this Wednesday, 12 March, from 3:00 until 9:00 PM. Her Funeral Service is scheduled for 10:00 AM on Thursday, 13 March at the same location with a procession to Concordia Cemetery, Forest Park, Illinois, internment to follow. “She will be missed”.

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New Zealand PC visits

The IPCC welcomes visits from other press clubs!


Louisiana Music Festival

Little Walter Music Festival

A Blues music festival honoring Chicago's iconic bluesman who elevated the harmonica into a major blues instrument. Sponsored by the Alexandria / Pineville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau in Louisiana and the Little Walter Foundation, Chicago.

Permafrost in Chicago

Chicago Winter

Spring is finally here! Winter weary Chicagoans celebrated the arrival of spring with another inch of snow.  A record 79 inches of snow has fallen by March 11, making it the third snowiest winter on record. Chicago was 50 degrees colder than the ski slopes in Sochii during the Olympics!

Hidden French Treasures


"Little Paris" in Chicago serves up French Bistro on Chestnut Street near the Water Tower Place.  Rick Kogan of the Chicago Tribune calls it a "hidden treasure".  Drop the name IPCC on Chef Alain Sitbon!


Wayne Toberman, President

International Press Club of Chicago

P.O. Box 2498
Chicago, IL 60690

Tel: (708) 514-2353  or   (312) 834-7228

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