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The Wayne Historical Preservation Society is sponsoring "Fox Valley Faces & Places," an art exhibit sale fundraising benefit for the Wayne Depot Restoration Project. The sale event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3-4.

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When Should Charities Throw In Together?

FOR some well-heeled donors, venturing out on their own to start a family foundation or serving on the board of a public charity is appealing. But sometimes, merging individual charitable organizations can have a greater impact on the people served.

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ACLU fundraising chief works toward $5 million goal

When Monique Hanson sold her first box of Girl Scout Cookies at age 8, she got hooked on fundraising.

She went from selling cookies door-to-door to raffles in high school and then, after college, a career helping organizations like the Newberry Library, the Alzheimer's Association, the YMCA of the USA and National Public Radio raise money.

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Harwood Heights targeting unkempt donation drop-off boxes

Charitable donation boxes can provide a simple, around-the-clock way to donate clothing and other items to a cause, but a Chicago Salvation Army official says thieves and vandals have been targeting the boxes, which might force the charity to abandon its drop-off box program.

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The Sorry Fate Of All Those Now Useless ‘Indians Win!’ T-Shirts

As Chicago Cubs fans celebrate the team’s long-awaited World Series win, here’s one thing most of them won’t be thinking about: What happens to all the champions gear that was made ahead of time for the Cleveland Indians?

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Field Museum Gala honors golden anniversaries

The Field Museum of Natural History hosted its annual gala Oct. 29, this year celebrating two milestone anniversaries. The formal evening attracted 630 guests who paid tribute to the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Women's Board and Marshall Field V's 50-year tenure on the board of trustees.

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Lou Malnati's offering 'cheesy excuse' to donate blood Nov. 21-27

Chicagoans love their pizza and also giving back to the community with more than just their dough. Chicago pizza king Lou Malnati's will partner with LifeSource Nov. 21-27 by providing the first 50 people who donate at each of the 17 area Community Donor Centers a certificate for a complimentary personal size pan pizza.

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Editor's Desk: Ex-Northwest Herald reporter starts domestic violence awareness campaign with Cubs' saves

One of my favorite things about this job is the chance to work with some extremely bright, young people who shatter false perceptions about the negative stereotypes of millennials.

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