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Supporting United Way's April Food Day with Chicago area high schools

CBS 2 partnered with local high schools to support the United Way's April Food Day. Donations were collected for local food pantries to promote food security in the hope of building a stronger, more equitable Chicago region.

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"The Weekly Show" Community Affairs with 2-1-1

2-1-1 and United Way of Metro Chicago staff sat down with Paulina Roe of iHeart Radio to discuss the one-year anniversary of 211 Metro Chicago - and its impact.

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211 Metro Chicago Marks One Year of Service, Connecting Over 100,000 Residents to Vital Resources

In its first year of service, 211 Metro Chicago has connected more than 100,000 Cook County residents in need with critical health and social services.

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Yes, we need the United Way

In its April 9 issue, Crain’s asks “Does the world still need the United Way? “Much of the article lists the very real challenges the United Way faces. Many of those challenges are not unique to the United Way; they are confronted by many charities. (Chicago Tribune)

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April Food Day Aims to Collect More Than 109,000 Pounds of Food for Chicago Southland Communities

United Way of Metro Chicago will host its annual April Food Day on Wednesday, April 25. The luncheon and food drive event will benefit local food pantries across Chicago’s South-Southwest suburban region. (United Way)

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Does the World Still Need United Way?

Technology that simplifies fundraising for the average person has turned United Way’s model into a charitable landline phone of sorts: dated, but still useful. (Crain's)

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United Way of Metro Chicago President and CEO Announces Plans to Step Down

The President and CEO of United Way of Metro Chicago (UWMC), Wendy DuBoe, has announced her plan to step down after fifteen years with the organization, six as President and CEO. (Global Newswire)

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Steve Cochran Full Show 03.16.18: Feeling Irish

It’s the Friday before St. Patrick’s Day and we are feeling festive! (WGN Radio)

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Cicero, IL Selected as Finalist for RWJF Culture of Health Prize

Cicero, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, has been chosen as a finalist for the RWJF Culture of Health Prize given by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (United Way)

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April Food Day in the Chicago Southland

South-Southwest Suburban Region’s (UWMC – SSW) sixth annual April Food Day event is once again fueling up with a new goal to raise over 109,000 pounds of food. (Patch)

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Chicago High Schoolers Get a Hands-On Lesson in Energy Efficiency from Exelon

Youth from across Chicago recently learned to design and build their own energy efficient homes at the Gary Comer Youth Center. (Lawndale News)

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Insurance Department Chief Praises Short-Term Policy Proposal

The head of the state’s insurance department praised a new proposal from President Donald Trump’s administration that would allow insurers to offer short-term policies that don’t comply with Affordable Care Act regulations. (Health News Illinois)

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In Illinois, 334,979 Obamacare Enrollments. That's Only Half the Story.

Despite confusion in Washington, D.C., surrounding the Affordable Care Act, and questions here in Illinois about how the Medicaid expansion part of the program has been managed, it’s exceptional that the final number of citizens who signed up for 2018 health plans through the ACA is only slightly less than last year. (Crain's)

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