From their meetup page:
"ChicagoVeg is the largest Chicagoland community for vegetarians, vegans, and raw foodists to socialize and meet like-minded people. We organize a range of fun activities and educational events in the city and the suburbs. Whether you are vegan or not vegan, we welcome everyone who is interested in a vegan/vegetarian/raw lifestyle for any reason - ethical, environmental, health, or spiritual. "
Meetup site: http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/
They also have several sub-groups.
- Chicago Veg Outreach: "The mission of the ChicagoVeg Outreach is to enable members make a positive difference by educating others that we can all live happy and healthy lives following vegan/vegetarian diet."
- Chicago Veg Kids: "This group is meant to be a community group that can connect vegan/vegetarian families within their local neighborhoods, where members can host an event such as a local playdate."
- Chicago Veg Cooking: "While we have a broad scope including Vegetarian, Vegan Cooked, and Raw/Living Vegan Food, we will mostly focus on a general whole food vegan diet as the source of tasty food and a healthy lifestyle."