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  • Troubles hit Maryland group home for disabled children

    Troubles hit Maryland group home for disabled children
    When state officials removed several disabled foster children from an Anne Arundel County group home in early July — after a 10-year-old boy died there — they placed most of the children with Second Family, a Prince George's County nonprofit...
  • Uniform retailer supports breast cancer organizations

    Uniform retailer supports breast cancer organizations
    Medical scrub and nursing uniform retailer Uniform Advantage, headquartered in Plantation, is supporting two breast cancer organizations this fall. The nearly 30-year-old company, which sells products online, by catalog and at its 29 stores across...
  • Bears' win gives Charles Tillman fundraiser a boost

    Bears' win gives Charles Tillman fundraiser a boost
    It’s not ideal for an athlete to host a charity event the day after a tough loss. It can affect the mood, the amount of interaction the athlete has with guests in attendance and the questions the media asks at the fundraiser. Trust me, I’ve...
  • Oberweis faces uphill battle to unseat Durbin

     Oberweis faces uphill battle to unseat Durbin
    When an audience member at a recent City Club of Chicago luncheon asked state Sen. Jim Oberweis if he planned to challenge U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, a fellow Republican, in 2016, the question drew nervous laughter from the crowd. Oberweis, who is...
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation donates $5 million to transform Parkway Theater

    Stavros Niarchos Foundation donates $5 million to transform Parkway Theater
    An international philanthropic foundation has donated $5 million to help transform the historic Parkway Theater into a multipurpose film center, it was announced Monday. The gift from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, which has offices in New York, Athens...
  • Appliance stores close suddenly

    Appliance stores close suddenly
    Grant's Appliances, a Joliet-based appliance store with locations in Orland Park, Downers Grove, Aurora and northwest Indiana, shut down without warning Oct. 8. Customers at the Joliet store were greeted with a handwritten sign on the door saying...
  • Islamic Foundation continues to serve community

    On a fenced, sprawling 11-acre campus along a nondescript stretch in the city of Sunrise lies the Islamic Foundation of South Florida, a mosque that is working hard to become a powerful force in the community. For the last 25 years, the foundation has...
  • Helen Bamber dies at 89; tireless activist for torture victims

    Helen Bamber dies at 89; tireless activist for torture victims
    Helen Bamber's father read to her as a child in pre-war Britain, but there was nothing warm or comforting about the experience. He read passages from Hitler's anti-Semitic treatise "Mein Kampf" and articles by Hitler's chief propagandist, Joseph...
  • Local volunteer groups combine service with social to target millennials

    Local volunteer groups combine service with social to target millennials
    It's shortly after 1 p.m. on a Saturday in Druid Hill Park. Several dozen young people, many decked out in trim-fitting athletic gear, gather under a pavilion. A plastic storage bin is stocked with cans of Miller Lite and Bud Light. Two grills are...
  • Broward Health to receive $10 million from The Salah Foundation

    Broward Health to receive $10 million from The Salah Foundation
    Broward Health is set to receive its largest charitable gift ever, a $10 million donation from The Salah Foundation to help upgrade the Chris Evert Children's Hospital. The donation takes the form of a challenge grant to be matched dollar for dollar...
  • Special deliveries

    Special deliveries
    A special High Holiday food basket delivery to a local senior's apartment in Miami Beach included an inspiring conversation. This visit took place during Jewish Community Services of South Florida's annual Milk & Honey where 500 volunteers, including...