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Supermarket Shuttle in Rock Island & Moline

February 12th, 2014

The free shuttle offers a direct route to the grocery store. The University of Illinois Extension is offering a monthly bus shuttle to help Rock Island & Moline residents get to and from the grocery…

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The Grief of a Special Needs Parent

February 12th, 2014

A mother shares her story of the grief and guilt she feels. In her blog, Sheri describes the emotions she experiences raising her autistic son. She says, “There is a kind of grieving that exists……

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Captioning at Movie Theater in Addison

February 7th, 2014

Captioning and assistive listening devices enhance the experience for movie goers. The Marcus theater in Addison is equipped with assistive listening devices for deaf and hard of hearing guests. They also offer open captioning and…

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Free Dental Services in DuPage Area

February 6th, 2014

Take advantage of free dental services, available in February, at dentists throughout the DuPage area. The 14th annual Dentist With a Heart program will be held throughout the month of February, 2014. Participating dentists offer…

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Penpals featured on Angels Among Us

February 6th, 2014

What do an 11 year old and a US Senator have in common? Both are stroke survivors. As part of his therapy, 11 year old Jackson was asked to write a letter. He chose to…

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Free Tax Prep in Chicago Area

February 4th, 2014

Free tax preparation helps people claim valuable tax credits and secure refunds. Services are available to households earning up to $50,000 and individuals earning up to $25,000. Volunteers at Ladder Up staff many locations on…

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Developmental Screenings in Bureau County

February 4th, 2014

Developmental screenings and evaluations are available for children under 3 years of age in Bureau County. The screening identifies children who may be eligible for Early Intervention services. Eligible children have one or more of…

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