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  • Gurnee-based Zacharias Center provides haven for sexual abuse survivors

    Gurnee-based Zacharias Center provides haven for sexual abuse survivors
    One summer afternoon, the couple got a call saying that their teenage daughter had been sexually assaulted while jogging on a public trail. When they got to the hospital, they could see their daughter as she was being examined but couldn't yet touch...
  • Cancer surgeon caps fundraiser with haircut

    Cancer surgeon caps fundraiser with haircut
    Two scissors-wielding women sliced off the almost blue-black ponytail belonging to a very willing surgeon Friday, before sharing a long embrace. The emotional moment was all for charity, the capstone of a $15,000 fundraising effort by Dr. Lisa Guerra...
  • One Heart group works with students on feeding the needy

    One Heart group works with students on feeding the needy
    It was an amazing moment, Stephanie Bowman noted, and one to marvel at. It was the site of students inside the cafeteria at Edgewater High School, enjoying a simple task: making sandwiches. Even more remarkable, Bowman said, was the end result,...
  • Biz News: Ex-assemblyman joins Costa Mesa law office

    Southern California law firm Theodora Oringher has added Rod Pacheco as a senior attorney for its Costa Mesa and Los Angeles offices, leading the white collar/investigations practice division. Pacheco is a former state assemblyman and Riverside County...
  • UConn Foundation To Double Amount Raised For Scholarships

    UConn Foundation To Double Amount Raised For Scholarships
    The UConn Foundation has agreed on a five-year, $150 million fundraising initiative that will double the amount of money the foundation usually raises each year for scholarships. The initiative includes $50 million in scholarships that will be paid...
  • Jennifer Hudson celebrates donation to WINGS charity program

    Jennifer Hudson celebrates donation to WINGS charity program
    The efforts of a Palatine-based charity for victims of domestic violence were boosted with a $250,000 donation to build a cafe and career center at a new shelter on the Southwest Side of Chicago. Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson helped celebrate...
  • Stafford Charity Seeks Donations After Water Destroyed Collected Toys

    Stafford Charity Seeks Donations After Water Destroyed Collected Toys
    A Stafford charity is asking for help after water damaged the majority of holiday donations it had collected this year. "We lost about 90 percent of what we had," said Betty Martorelli, who heads the annual Santa's Toy Box collection. The annual...
  • Daily Press-Ferguson Holiday Fund open for donations

    Daily Press-Ferguson Holiday Fund open for donations
    The Daily Press-Ferguson Holiday Fund is marking its 86th year of giving to the region's neediest, and the second year of charitable collaboration with Ferguson Enterprises. The fund is accepting donations for this year until Jan. 31. "What is unique...
  • Riot Fest organizers: Humboldt Park repairs complete, cost about $150,000

    Riot Fest organizers: Humboldt Park repairs complete, cost about $150,000
    Riot Fest organizers announced Monday that repairs to Humboldt Park, damaged during the three-day music festival, are complete and the price tag is $150,000. However, stretches of the Northwest Side park, home to the fest, remain closed to the public....
  • UConn Foundation To Raise $150 million for Scholarships

    UConn Foundation To Raise $150 million for Scholarships
    The UConn Foundation has endorsed a five-year $150 million fundraising initiative that will include $50 million in scholarships that will be paid out over the next decade. The remaining $100 million will be part of an endowment, foundation officials...
  • Taiwan Buddhists transform plastic waste

    Taiwan Buddhists transform plastic waste
    Millions of discarded plastic bottles that might normally land in Taiwan's trash are being diverted into the hands of Buddhists, becoming items of transformation — although not of a strictly spiritual nature. Thousands of religious volunteers...