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  • Alleged cancer-charities fraud likely targeted Florida elderly

    Alleged cancer-charities fraud likely targeted Florida elderly
    When George Makrauer heard this week that the government was suing a group of cancer charities for defrauding donors, the retired businessman did a mental happy dance. "I was thrilled," says Makrauer, a resident of The Villages who wrote a letter to the...
  • Elgin nonprofits get helping hand from Fox Trot

    Elgin nonprofits get helping hand from Fox Trot
    Area nonprofits are well represented in the list of 25 organizations benefiting from the Elgin Valley Fox Trot's Walk for a Cause. The 2-mile walk starts at the corner of Kimball and Douglas Avenues and continues through a downtown on a circular route,...
  • Quantum cash: Local nonprofits get $1.9M

    Quantum cash: Local nonprofits get $1.9M
    West Palm Beach-based Quantum Foundation has made one of its largest donations ever to local nonprofits. In its latest quarterly grant, the philanthropic organization, which specializes in funding local health care initiatives, has awarded a total of...
  • Paint a beach scene, help the cancer society

    Paint your hope in the sand at J&P Pizza in Westminster on Sunday, May 31. When you participate in this "hope through art" fundraiser, you'll help raise money for the American Cancer Society and take home your own original painting. The event will...
  • Wethersfield's Hallisey Advances To Sectional

    Pat Hallisey wanted to hit many fairways at the tree-lined local U.S. Open qualifier at Crumpin-Fox Club in Bernardston, Mass., Monday. "It was really tight," said Hallisey, of Wethersfield. "While I was playing I never heard so many clunks of balls from...
  • Palm Beach County initially OKs road panhandling ban, questions adding jail time

    Palm Beach County initially OKs road panhandling ban, questions adding jail time
    Getting panhandlers off the streets is the goal, but tossing them in jail isn't necessarily the answer. That was the message Tuesday from Palm Beach County commissioners, who moved ahead with a proposed ban to keep panhandlers and others off the roads,...
  • Run on red noses at Walgreens for charity fundraiser

    Run on red noses at Walgreens for charity fundraiser
    A lot of red noses have been passing through Walgreens stores, and it has nothing to do with spring allergy season. The Deerfield-based drugstore chain has seen a run on comical red foam noses, which it has been selling in advance of the inaugural Red...
  • U.S. Supreme Court is asked to shield major donors in California

    U.S. Supreme Court is asked to shield major donors in California
    A conservative group based in Virginia that fights for free speech and free spending in politics is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris from seeing its list of major donors. Requiring disclosure to "political...
  • Hillary Clinton hits Chicago for two days of fundraisers

    Hillary Clinton hits Chicago for two days of fundraisers
    Chicago continues its role as a cash register for national political candidates this week as Hillary Rodham Clinton is scheduled to hold three fundraisers over two days in her bid for next year's Democratic presidential nomination. The former senator,...
  • Cancer charities bilked donors out of $187 million, government says

    Cancer charities bilked donors out of $187 million, government says
    A group of four cancer philanthropies bilked donors across the country out of $187 million, the Federal Trade Commission charged Tuesday in what the agency called one of the largest ever government actions against charity fraud. The four groups named in...
  • FTC: Family raised $187M for cancer, spent it on themselves

    A Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million it collected for cancer patients to buy themselves cars, gym memberships and take luxury cruise vacations, pay for college tuition and employ family members with six-figure salaries, federal...