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Saturday, October 25, 2014 11:20 PM
  • Ask Bob Carmody, board president of The Chicago Family Business Council at DePaul University and president of Diana’s Bananas, to share a favorite story about one of his fellow CFBC members and he will politely decline.

  • OAK BROOK - McDonald's and Ronald McDonald House Charities this month are celebrating 40 years of dedication to children's happiness and well-being with a renewed call for donations to directly benefit families who need it most. 
  • LAKE FOREST — The Hospira Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Hospira, has launched (Mission: Care) 2, the 2014 Hospira Foundation Grant Challenge. 
  • MUNDELEIN – Medline Industries employees and families joined more than 20,000 walkers for the American Heart Association’s Metro Chicago Heart Walk to help prevent and reduce cardiovascular disease and stroke. 
  • GENEVA - Midwest Dental Implantology recently gave a gift of $1,000 to TriCity Family Services. 
  • HOMER GLEN — Team Citgo, a volunteer group of Citgo Lemont Refinery employees, recently helped prepare Shady Oaks Camp for another year of supporting adults and children with physical and developmental disabilities.

  • INVERNESS -- For the last 14 years, cancer patients and their loved ones have gone to The Wellness Place in Inverness for support, therapy and resources, all free, to help them through their journey.

  • ROLLING MEADOWS -- In the two weeks since the Ray Rice video broke onto the consciousness of NFL fans everywhere, calls to the state domestic abuse hotline have doubled, and the WINGS Safe House in Rolling Meadows has turned away 80 women and children, says Rebecca Darr, WINGS CEO. 
  • ELK GROVE VILLAGE -- Alexian Brothers Health System officials are saying thanks but no thanks to potential medical marijuana growers and sellers who have promised to donate funds to the system if they get a license to open business in Elk Grove Village. 
  • The key to nonprofit financial success
    Today’s most successful nonprofits in the Chicago area have a clear mission, a knowledgeable and diverse board, a fine-tuned strategy, and an accommodating financial profile. Moreover, they’re prudent about securing credit while maintaining a financially-stable organization. As senior vice president, client manager at Bank of America, I have worked with nonprofits for 10 years in the health care and institutional sector 
  • Medline sends exam gloves to help in Ebola relief effort
    MUNDELEIN -- Medline Industries Inc. is among the partners contributing needed supplies for the ongoing fight against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. 
  • Suburban leaders can help find answers to violence
    No young person, no matter what they’ve survived, is a lost cause. When I first met Anderson Chavez, now a regular participant of the YMCA of Metro Chicago’s youth programs, I was amazed by his engaging personality. He was as bright and quick-witted as any youth I’ve met. Only months later, after hearing Anderson’s life story, did I realize all that he had endured in his 16 years. Abandonment. Incarcerated siblings. Friends killed. And painfully, much more. 
  • ELGIN  -- Renz Addiction Counseling Center has received a $125,000 federal grant through the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration for its Informate  Project. 
  • BOLINGBROOK – COTG, A Xerox Company, donated $25,000 to United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago, a charitable social services agency helping children and adults with disabilities achieve their potential, advance their independence and act as full members of the community. 
  • CEDA Northwest goes on its own as Northwest Compass

    Community and Economic Development Association Northwest, a Mount Prospect-based social service organization that was a branch of CEDA of Cook County, recently .broke ranks with the county to form its own, smaller, community-based group, Northwest Compass.

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