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Petoskey Rotary Club Charities Inc., is accepting applications from community organizations requesting grants to support a new or emerging community need. Grant awards are typically in the $500 to $1,500 range and funds can be used only for start-up or...
Tags: Social Issues
A little more than a decade ago, Chicago's strategy for fighting homelessness mainly involved stopgap measures like pointing people to a temporary bed in a shelter and giving directions to a soup kitchen. But then city officials, with the help of...
Does it make sense for Medi-Cal to ask for a $492 deductible per month on someone that makes $1,008 on unemployment? My mother was diagnosed in Mexicali with herniated disks. She lives on unemployment ($1,008 per month) with me and my sister. She does not...
Tags: Health Insurance Cost
Local municipalities are bracing for the trickle-down effects of a federal sequester that threatens to throttle funding for local services and programs. Automatic spending cuts, established in the Budget Control Act of 2011, were ordered March 1 after...
Shortly after the Salvation Army's red kettle ringers set up shop around Chicago this year, Rick Garcia took to his Facebook page and posted a status update telling friends and followers to boycott the group. The Salvation Army uses donated money to...
After being beaten with a pan and left in the dark for hours bound to a pole, the 11-year-old girl escaped from her abusive home through a basement window and walked barefoot six blocks to the La Grange police station one summer night in 2011. "She...
As authorities move to address K-8 absenteeism and truancy in Chicago schools, where tens of thousands of elementary students miss a month or more of school each year, they may not have to look far for workable strategies. Government agencies and...
The Baltimore SunShrove Tuesday (aka Pancake Day) isn't until Feb. 12, but IHOP National Pancake Day is tomorrow, Feb. 5. During National Pancake Day, more than 1,500 IHOP restaurants across the country will invite guests to enjoy a complimentary stack of IHOP’s...
Re "Charges unlikely for Mahony," "Mahony lacks atonement," Column, and "Mahony's moral obligations," Letters, Jan. 23 I got sick reading the front-page article detailing the unlikelihood that Cardinal Roger M. Mahony will face charges for concealing...
The Hartford CourantSchool social worker John LaPlante Jr. saw how the Newtown massacre could trigger trauma in children, even among those without a direct connection to the victims. LaPlante recently worked with four students at the Middle Grades Academy at West Middle...
L.A. NOWA Palmdale woman who was arrested in January on suspicion of torturing her foster children was allowed to adopt despite numerous complaints....
Wheaton College and Roman Catholic dioceses across Illinois, which sued the Obama administration to avoid paying for birth control, might not have to pay after all, under a health care compromise offered by the Obama administration. Seeking to appease...
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