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  • 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.

  • ARLINGTON HEIGHTS -- Northwest Community Hospital CEO Stephen Scogna became one of a growing number of notable people nationwide to participate in the ALS Association's ice bucket challenge. 
  • MORTON GROVE -- Northwest Community Credit Union recently contributed hundreds of bottles of water for the Summer Service Trip held annually by the Youth Ministry of St. John Brebeuf Parish located in Niles. 
  • Chase employees in Elgin pack 30,000 meals for area families
    ELGIN -- Roughly 250 Chase Bank employees spent Thursday afternoon at Chase’s Elgin call center packing 30,000 meals for local families in need. 
  • NAPERVILLE – The Naperville Jaycees have donated $12,300 to local organizations for the month of July. 
  • Wheaton approves new DuPage County community health center
    WHEATON -- DuPage County Health Department officials are hopeful construction on a new 33,000-square-foot community center can start next month after Wheaton officials approved a special use permit for the building Monday. 
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