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United Way of Illinois Launches '21 Week Equity Challenge'

United Way of Illinois is launching a '21 Week Equity Challenge' this week. Following a year of unrest and strife, this free, online learning program will provide lessons and resources for Illinoisians to learn about racial issues and systemic inequalities, together.

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Chicago organizations benefit from MacKenzie Scott’s generosity

United Way of Metro Chicago announced this week Scott has donated $25 million, the single largest donation in the organization’s history. “To have this $25 million investment come completely unexpectedly from MacKenzie Scott was just remarkable and overwhelming in what it means for our community,” said Sean Garrett, United Way’s local president & CEO.

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Drive-through food giveaway provides holiday dinner for 500 families in Elgin

Over 350 cars lined up, some hours early, for a drive-through holiday dinner giveaway at the Elgin Sports Complex Tuesday. "Uniting for the Holidays," a United Way program sponsored locally by Seigle's Cabinet Center and the Seigle Family Foundation, provided frozen turkeys and side dishes for 500 families in need during the giveaway, in addition to tote bags with masks and hand sanitizers, backpacks for kids, diapers, children's books and more.

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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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Healthcare.gov Enrollment Dips to 334,979

The number of Illinois residents who signed up through Healthcare.gov for 2018 coverage dipped to 334,979, according to a final weekly snapshot the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid released late last month. That’s down slightly from preliminary figures showing 339,740 signed up. (Health News Illinois)

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Watch How These Chicagoans Change the Business World in 2018

A new dean at one of the country’s top business schools, a wunderkind at Kraft Heinz, and a new chief at the city’s economic development arm. Each will take on new challenges in 2018 that make them among the Chicago businesspeople worth watching. (Chicago Tribune)

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As Deadline Looms, Local Groups Make Final Push to Help People Enroll in Health Insurance

It’s your last week to sign up for health insurance via the Affordable Care Act, and nonprofit organizations are intensifying their efforts to get people signed up. (Chicago Magazine)

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Chicago Premium Outlets offers premium gifting and premium savings this holiday season

Simon’s Premium Outlets are the place to be this holiday season delivering the best brands, the best prices, and great gift giving ideas — “Premium Gifting for Everyone. Premium Savings for You.” (Daily Herald)

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