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Car buying rewards program a hit in Libertyville
By Mick Zawislak
Jul 29, 2015 5:30 AM
Libertyville has partnered with local auto dealerships to offer rebates designed to help local businesses and charities.
Special Recreation Association to host benefit car wash
Daily Herald report
Jul 29, 2015 4:34 PM
Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County hosts its 7th annual Car Wash Fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Ernie's Shell Convenience Store & Car Wash, 909 S. Milwaukee Ave. in Vernon Hills.
Fred Fest in Port Barrington raises money for forest preserves
Daily Herald report
Jul 28, 2015 4:06 PM
The third annual Fred Fest music festival will take place from 1 p.m. until dusk on Saturday, Aug. 15 at the Fox River Preserve and Marina, 28500 W. Robert Road in Port Barrington. All net proceeds from Fred Fest will benefit the Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserves, specifically in support of the 100-acre expansion of Grassy Lake Forest Preserve.
ROTC cadet from Arlington Hts. raising funds for vets
By Eileen O. Daday
Jul 27, 2015 1:27 PM
Arlington Heights college student Erik Stoltzner attributes his dream of serving in the military to the inspiration of his grandfather, who served as an Army medic in the Philippines during World War II. That also helped inspire his plan to complete a long march and dedicate it to raising funds for The Wounded Warrior Project.
Elmhurst family keeps on fighting disease
Jul 27, 2015 1:55 PM
Salvatore Raguso of Elmhurst tells of his family's long fight with polycystic kidney disease (PKD). "When I was about five years old, my father became very ill, and he was hospitalized..."
Offer to donate kidney leads to PKD diagnosis
Jul 27, 2015 1:56 PM
When Amy Manelli's dad's kidneys failed, she checked to see if she could donate one of hers to him. Doctors found she too had PKD.
Volunteer spreads word about kidney donations
Jul 27, 2015 1:56 PM
Candi Zitzka, 27, of Downers Grove, donated a kidney three years ago to her uncle, who suffered from PKD. "During my recovery, I decided I wanted to be more involved and get my story out that organ donation is in fact a wonderful thing," she wrote.
Persistence pays off for walk's co-coordinator
Submitted by PKD Foundation
Jul 27, 2015 1:54 PM
Theresa Raguso is fired up about the Chicago Walk for PKD, rallying her team and raising money to support research and awareness. Since 2008, the team she named Sal's Pals in honor of her dad has been in the walk.
Fighting disease brings community together
Jul 27, 2015 1:58 PM
"Ten years ago, my dad was given the best gift imaginable -- a new kidney," Kelly Fowler writes. "This gift was given to our family by Kris Bodendick, a family friend that gave so much without asking for anything in return. To my family and me, PKD is much more than just a disease, but rather a community."
District 214 creates education foundation, alumni council
By Melissa Silverberg
Jul 27, 2015 5:26 PM
Northwest Suburban High School District 214 is launching an education foundation and alumni advisory council this fall in its continuing efforts to increase community engagement and fundraising. The foundation will formally launch Sept. 21 with the inaugural "Foundation for the Future" golf open and dinner
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