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  • Lehigh Valley Road Runners Kids Running Series just for the health of it

    Lehigh Valley Road Runners Kids Running Series just for the health of it
    Sometimes you just have to stand back and salute the joy in activity. The annual Saturday kids run that was part of the St. Luke's Half Marathon last month is one of those times, when you see youngsters barely out of the toddler stage ambling down...
  • Emergency crews face toxic challenge in Washington mudslide

    Emergency crews face toxic challenge in Washington mudslide
    OSO, Washington - Recovery teams struggling through thick mud up to their armpits and heavy downpours at the site of a devastating landslide in Washington state are also facing an unseen and potentially dangerous stew of toxic contaminants. Sewage,...
  • Katie Porta: Disabilities advocate speaks for voiceless

    Katie Porta: Disabilities advocate speaks for voiceless
    Winter Park Memorial Hospital officials had their dukes up, on the defensive. On the line, a caller with an ominous question: “What are you doing at the hospital to my son?" Rather than a straight jab, the caller threw a curve: "My son came home...
  • Nursery school truly a community project

    Nursery school truly a community project
    Logs from Highland Park trees provide seating in an outdoor classroom's miniature amphitheater that also has a sandbox and murals at Highland Park Community Nursery School. Various pieces of this outdoor classroom share the distinction of having been...
  • Hundreds gather for MLK day of service

    Hundreds gather for MLK day of service
    Patricia Meade made sure she had the day off for Martin Luther King Jr.'s holiday Monday. The Joliet woman used a vacation day to take the day off from work so she could join about 450 people in Joliet to give back to the community by volunteering....
  • Hanmi Financial CEO Chong Guk 'C.G.' Kum charts course for growth

    Hanmi Financial CEO Chong Guk 'C.G.' Kum charts course for growth
    The gig: Chong Guk "C.G." Kum is president and chief executive of Hanmi Financial Corp., the oldest bank based in L.A.'s Koreatown. Nearly 10% of Hanmi's loans were delinquent in 2010. But the bank has cut that to 1%, raised capital and in June it hired...
  • Fiscal cliff, debt ceiling fight affect charitable giving

    Fiscal cliff, debt ceiling fight affect charitable giving
    Donations to the 400 charities in the U.S. that raise the most money are slowing in 2013 after climbing 4% the year before, according to a new report released this morning by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The slowdown in post-recession philanthropy...
  • Charities to lobby Congress to preserve tax deductions

    Charities to lobby Congress to preserve tax deductions
    Representatives of more than 200 charitable organizations plan to go door to door Wednesday on Capitol Hill to convince members of Congress that it would be a mistake to eliminate or reduce tax deductions for charitable donations. “The Congress is...
  • Not so nonprofit: 34 top charity execs earn $1 million or more

    At the very top, at least, there is some profit in the nonprofit world. The Chronicle of Philanthropy's annual executive compensation study, released Tuesday, said 34 of the top execs of some of the nation's biggest charities and foundations made $1...
  • Beware of Affordable Care Act scams

    Now that a big part of the Affordable Care Act (aka ACA, aka Obamacare) has gone into effect, there's an unfortunate development -- a new crop of scams that fraudsters have come up with in order to secure unauthorized use of your personal information. You...
  • I'll pay extra for the backpack that won't sing

    Parenting can be an assault on the senses, from the effluvia of the diaper pail to the torture of bare feet on a rug strewn with Legos. But nothing tortures a parent suffer more than the musical assault of the Childhood Industrial Complex. When I was a...
  • Speered

     
    Bryan Smith's lengthy profile of Sun-Times chairman Michael Ferro tells the story that had a lot of us buzzing last year: Another major flap involved the Sun-Times’ November 2012 obituary of David Speer, CEO of Illinois Tool Works (the company......