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The Bancroft School Transforms into the "Land of Smiles" with Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Program

Sporting a sparkly silver and green robe and wielding a giant toothbrush as his wand, Tooth Wizard will help students defeat the evil PlaqueMan at The Bancroft School on November 9, 2016. The wizard hero will lead the students on a journey into the "Land of Smiles," the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation program that teaches pre-kindergarten through third grade children how to win the battle against tooth decay. Although largely preventable, tooth decay is the leading chronic childhood disease affecting children age 6 to 11, and according to the 2015 Delta Dental of Illinois Children's Oral Health Survey, nearly one in four Illinois kids ages 6 to 12 missed school due to a dental problem.

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Hundreds of people were treated over the weekend at a free health clinic in Elkview. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports (http://bit.ly/2eARS7d) that organizers of the clinic, which was held Saturday and Sunday at Elkview Middle School, say around 600 patients, some as far away as Virginia and...

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Mayor Weisner reflects on his time in office: 'I was 'blessed to be the guy... in the arena'

Before we go any further, Tom Weisner wants to set one thing straight. Lots of rumors have been flying – some, understandably so – since the Aurora mayor who's been battling colon cancer the past nine years announced in August he was stepping down a few months before next spring's election to replace...

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The manager of LSU's charity hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe hasn't paid $5.3 million into an escrow account as required by its reworked contractual arrangement with the state, Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration said Thursday.

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Long Island Fight for Charity boxing matches announced

Employees of local companies and nonprofits such as Broadridge Financial Solutions, Travelers Insurance and Winthrop University Hospital will participate in boxing matches next month, hoping to raise about $100,000 for charity.

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Little-Known Force on the Left Tiptoes into 2016 Races

There’s a new, deep-pocketed liberal donor in town.
It’s called the Civic Participation Action Fund, and it’s run by a man named Stephen McConnell in Washington. Formed last year with $50 million, it’s donated to at least three different Democrat-aligned super political action committees this year, including $1.5 million to mobilize immigrant voters for Hillary Clinton.

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For the CEO of one of the largest health care and research organizations serving the LGBT community in Chicago David Munar’s office is pretty small. The building stands on the corner of N. Broadway and Clarendon in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. On this rare warm day in the middle of May his windows are open and the sounds of car horns and children pour in. Slight, with dark eyes flashing from behind wire-framed glasses and hands that never quite stay still, Munar is relaxed as he recalls with ease the day he was diagnosed with HIV over 20 years ago.