You’re invited! An interactive event with a twist of charity

As a proMixologie-Invitationud sponsor of Westarity’s “Mixologie” philanthropic event for Haiti, Illinois Window Shade Company would like to invite you to purchase your tickets while they are still available!

All proceeds from this event will go directly to Fondation Enfant Jesus, a charity that serves hundreds of children in Haiti through its school and orphanage. These children are the future of Haiti; they need your support.

This interactive event is to feature three expert mixologists who will be available for the night to teach you how to make (and enjoy) cocktails like the pros. We’re also holding a silent auction, where you’ll be able to bid on donated items such as a weeklong vacation at a luxury resort on Lake Michigan and a private charter experience for 6 people.

Please see the Mixologie Invitation for details; tickets can be purchased on the event website.

If you are unable to attend, you may also donate directly to the cause by going on to the event website and clicking the “Donate Now” button at the bottom right of the screen.

For more information on the event or assistance purchasing tickets, please contact Lisa Bernardi at (872) 206-2719.

We thank you in advance for your support!


IWS donates during Misericordia Candy Days

misericordia logoIllinois Window Shade Company is pitching in to help out Misericordia, a home for 600 children and adults with physical and mental disabilities. IWS made a donation during Candy Days, a program in which Misericordia volunteers don signature aprons and pass out candy and tags in return for donations on the streets of Chicagoland and suburbs.

Misericordia says 100% of proceeds raised will positively affect the residents who are persons of all religious, ethnic racial and socio-economic backgrounds.

The donation is part of our commitment to our community. For more information on how you can donate or volunteer at Misericordia visit their website,


Daylight Saving Time is the right time to re-evaluate window treatments

daylight saving timeDaylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of advancing clocks forward by one hour during spring and summer months. The result is that light extends into the evening hours, sacrificing normal sunrise times. 

DST began early Sunday morning but most of us don’t really notice its impact on our daily lives until the work week begins. For instance, you may have felt a little groggier than usual this morning as your alarm sounded well before sunrise. Conversely, once you get home tonight, you’ll notice that your west-facing windows are letting in a lot more sunlight than they have for the past few months.

DST is a great time to re-evaluate your current window treatments. Whether you’re considering replacing your rickety old blinds with a great looking, high-performance roller shade or giving your current roller shade a tune up or cleaning, Illinois Window Shade Company is ready to provide you the perfect product or service. 

In addition to offering superior window treatment products, Illinois Window Shade Company offers free estimates, pick up and delivery services and professional installation. Call us today at 773-743-6025.

About Illinois Window Shade Company

Since 1905, our superior shade systems have effectively managed solar light and heat transmissions. Our clients enjoy improved levels of comfort, energy efficiency and privacy.

Our commercial customers include corporate entities, cultural and event centers, educational institutions, houses of worship and restaurants as well as government, healthcare, hospitality, industrial and retail facilities.

Illinois Window Shade Company
6250 N. Broadway Street
Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773-743-6025
Fax: 773-743-1749