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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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Keep track of old family recipes to make holidays special

Amy Alessio has fond memories of dishes her grandmothers used to make. One grandmother was Irish and the other was Italian and each had their signature dishes. However, memories are the only things Alessio has since her grandmothers did not write down the recipes. When Alessio, 45, started cooking...

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Cross-county effort securing coats to help cover veterans and families for winter

As cooler weather settles in, forcing people to grab their jackets, area residents have a chance to secure donated coats for veterans and their families who are in need.

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Vital Insurance Agency and the Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project Expand Charity Event Benefitting Immigrants in Chicago

Vital Insurance Agency, a locally owned insurance and financial planning consultancy that serves residential and business clients in the northern Illinois region, is broadening a joint charity initiative in conjunction with the Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project aimed at supporting Chicago area immigrants

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The movie stars Thomas Ian Nicholas as Henry Rowengartner, a boy who recovers from an injury with an amazing pitching arm and is recruited by the Chicago Cubs. The comedy also stars Gary Busey as Henry's teammate and reluctant mentor. It's one of those childhood-defining movies.

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Kapos: High-profile Chicago couple, Bob Dylan pop up in WikiLeaks

Along with revealing the inner workings of a presidential campaign, hacked emails recently released by WikiLeaks offer some insight into how Chicago’s elite operate.

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More than 100 lighthouses that no longer are critical to the U.S. Coast Guard have been transferred to nonprofit groups and government entities at no cost or sold through public auction under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000.