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Chicago Federation of Labor calls for peace, issues anti-violence statement

The Chicago Federation of Labor on Friday called on union workers citywide to “work for justice” and help tamp down violence. The CFL is supporting organizations like HIRE360, which looks to connect people of color to union jobs, and United Way, which helps to “rebuild communities and struggling families.”

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United Way of Metro Chicago Honors The Region's Most Philanthropic Leaders

United Way of Metro Chicago hosted the 2022 Stronger Neighborhoods Awards Luncheon in celebration of the commitment of business, civic, nonprofit and community leaders working alongside United Way to build a stronger, more equitable Chicago region.

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'So much strength and passion': How an Englewood nonprofit is getting funds to strengthen neighborhood programs

The COVID-19 pandemic is still exposing how many communities continue to struggle. One Chicago neighborhood is getting a huge amount of help, through a new partnership. CBS 2's Steven Graves explains. Cecile De Mello does the long work of leading nonprofit Teamwork Englewood because of a love for her home and three young children. "I say to myself if I do a good job today, I'm one step closer making this a community where they can raise their family safely."

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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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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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