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Poverty

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  • Mount Prospect offers break to low-income taxpayers

     Mount Prospect offers break to low-income taxpayers
    Mount Prospect is again looking to return some property tax money to low-income residents with two help sessions this month. On Oct. 16 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. and on Oct. 22 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, eligible homeowners can get help filling out an...
  • Sandra L. Strauss: It's time for leaders to champion increase in minimum wage

    Sandra L. Strauss: It's time for leaders to champion increase in minimum wage
    At a time in America when corporate profits are reaching record highs, while wages of average workers continue to decline, we have a moral obligation to stand in solidarity with those who are most in need and ask why is inequality grown so much worse...
  • Caridad, Pathways to benefit from foundation grants

    Palm Healthcare Foundation, Palm Beach County's public healthcare foundation, has approved $905,750 in grants to 10 nonprofits in an effort to solve the county's most complex healthcare issues. Two of those nonprofits, Caridad Center and Pathways to...
  • Solar energy column missed the mark

    As a former Florida Legislature staffer and a former public service commissioner, I cherished my duty to guard the public interest and seek a balance between the fiscal interests of consumers and monopoly utilities. For this reason, I respectfully take...
  • AmeriCorps as a pathway out of poverty [Commentary]

    AmeriCorps as a pathway out of poverty [Commentary]
    AmeriCorps, which engages over 75,000 Americans in service projects annually, turned 20 this month. Since the program's inception, over 900,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed over 1 billion hours in service — including 4,000 AmeriCorps...
  • L.V. Congressman to join world leaders, music icons at massive concert Saturday

    L.V. Congressman to join world leaders, music icons at massive concert Saturday
    A Lehigh Valley congressman will be with world leaders and music icons Saturday at a massive festival to end extreme poverty in the world. U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, a Republican who represents the 15th District, will represent the United States as part of...
  • Why the poor have to use the 'poor door'

    Why the poor have to use the 'poor door'
    Everybody's mad about the "poor door." This is the name critics have bestowed upon the separate entrance for the affordable-housing units at a planned new luxury building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Those who pay market rates would have access to...
  • Kashkari portrays GOP as a champion of minorities and the poor

    Kashkari portrays GOP as a champion of minorities and the poor
    Stung by the refusal of two fellow Republicans to support his candidacy for governor, Neel Kashkari sought to put the controversy behind him Sunday with a fiery speech portraying his party as a champion of minorities and the poor. "We don't just fight...
  • Lynn University to host high-profile event on global poverty

    Lynn University to host high-profile event on global poverty
    Lynn University in Boca Raton will host a high-profile student conference next month on ending global poverty and welcome honorees including Partners in Health co-founder Paul Farmer, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and actress-activist...
  • George led flock through tough times

     George led flock through tough times
    George led flock through tough times The appointment of Cardinal Francis George's successor Saturday represents the start of an unprecedented transition in the city's Roman Catholic Church, where no other leader has lived long enough to meet the man...
  • Heritage Foundation: America's poor actually live pretty durn well!

    Heritage Foundation: America's poor actually live pretty durn well!
    The Heritage Foundation has weighed in with its contribution to the enduring conservative effort to paint America's poor as undeserving mooks. The right-wing think tank's offer is a paper titled "The War on Poverty After 50 Years," by senior research...