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After being beaten with a pan and left in the dark for hours bound to a pole, the 11-year-old girl escaped from her abusive home through a basement window and walked barefoot six blocks to the La Grange police station one summer night in 2011. "She...
As authorities move to address K-8 absenteeism and truancy in Chicago schools, where tens of thousands of elementary students miss a month or more of school each year, they may not have to look far for workable strategies. Government agencies and...
It was a story Dorothy Atwood DeBolt enjoyed telling, one that any harried parent of young children might find somewhat familiar. The phone rang one day as the busy mother raced around her home, getting ready for an out-of-town trip and wrapping up...
Tags: Polio, Human Interest, Korean War (1950-1953), Movies, Family
After World War II, social workers typically urged Holocaust survivors to forget their horrific wartime experiences and get on with their lives. That struck Florabel Kinsler as a foolish and impossible order. During a decades-long career, the Los...
Staff WriterA draft one-year plan to allocate thousands of dollars in federal funding for various supportive services to residents was approved Tuesday by the El Centro City Council. The draft plan describing how Community Development Block Grant funding is...
There's no magic bullet that will suddenly solve all the problems in a community like Baltimore's Oliver neighborhood, not even the small army of city officials who descended on the East Baltimore community this week. But the effort is still worth it if...
Americans just love feeling philanthropic. In any debate over cutting tax breaks in the income tax system, the deduction for charitable donations is always held sacred — even more than that other sacred cow, the mortgage deduction. It's a rare...
Tags: Charity, NPR, Karl Rove, U.S. Department of Defense, Elections
Like a victim tied to buzz saw table in an old movie melodrama, federal, state and local agencies and departments, and a host of businesses and nonprofit organizations are watching with alarm as budget blades churn toward them. On Friday automatic...
Naperville may start to use its growing food and beverage tax revenue to not only fund cultural grants, but also social services and pension debt. The move, which City Council gave informal approval to Monday, could help save the city $65 million in...
KWCH 12 Eyewitness SportsProfessional golf is staying in Wichita, but it has a new name. The Wichita Open will now be called the Air Capital Classic and will run from June 13-16 on the web.com Tour, formerly the Nationwide Tour. Tournament director Roy Turner made the...
Tags: Charity, Business, Web.com Incorporated, Golf, Sports
The St. Charles community will soon begin discussions surrounding mental health – something social service leaders the say is a unique and necessary step. After the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., District 303...
Many people in Pauline Konrath's situation live in a nursing home. At 85, she has dementia and Parkinson's disease and uses a wheelchair. But she doesn't live in a nursing home because her son, Joe, moved her in with his family. It's not an easy...
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