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Nanci Garoon Leigner, left, with her friend, Michele Snyder. Leigner was named TribLocal Hero. (Submitted photo)

Foundation aims to prevent teen deaths from sudden cardiac arrest

Jenny Snyder, who would have celebrated her 21st birthday this month, died four years ago on a Glenview soccer field from sudden cardiac arrest. The … Read more ›

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Feeling Charitable? And Hungry?

Alpha Phi Lake County Alumnae and Egg Harbor Cafe, Libertyville have teamed up to raise funds for cardiac care education and research. Heart disease is … Read more ›

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Rummage Sale Being Held in July

Congregation Or Shalom will hold a Rummage Sale on Friday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, July 15, from 9 … Read more ›

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Our Egg Hunt For You

Eggs have long been a symbol of new life in the spring. In America, the Easter egg hunt finds its roots in the 1700s when … Read more ›

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Hunger Resource Network Community Outreach Day a Huge Success!

Saturday, March 24th dawned cool and overcast, but nothing could dampen the spirits of Hunger Resource Network directors and volunteers in front of Whole Foods … Read more ›

Torrie Flink has been executive director of the ZCener fore more than 25 years. (Sheryl DeVore/Tribune)

ZCenter in Gurnee will change guard, but focus remains the same

Each day, staff and volunteers at the Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center in Gurnee face disheartening truths: 1 in 3 females and 1 in 5 males … Read more ›

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Young Workers, Spring Into Action!

If you’re a young worker, retirement probably seems like a lifetime away. In fact, you may wonder if your contributions to Social Security, deducted from … Read more ›

From left to right, Melanie Toth, Luke Toth, Rowan Shirley, Jenny Shirley and Aaron Shirley  enjoy some family time at the Shirleys' home in Westmont. Jenny and Melanie helped found Mended Little Hearts of Lutheran General Children's Hospital. (Sheryl DeVore/Tribune)

‘Mended Little Hearts’ aims to help parents and their children with heart defects

Melanie and Ben Toth’s 9-month-old son had just gone through open heart surgery when Jenny and Aaron Shirley’s son,  just 10 days old, was being … Read more ›

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INSPIRE by Example!

Reminder…This weekend is Random Acts of Kindness Assistance (RAKA) Online Fundraiser. We exclusively cater to those having debilitating health-crisis issues (terminally ill, dying or surviving … Read more ›

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Women and Social Security

March is Women’s History Month — a time to focus not just on the past, but on the challenges women continue to face in the … Read more ›