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Options for Voters with Disabilities

October 11th, 2018

Learn more about your rights and options with USAGov’s Guide for Voters with a Disability. Election Day is right around the corner. Do you know if your polling place is accessible? Do you need accommodations?…

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Free Mammograms in Central Illinois Through October

October 2nd, 2018

Mammogram Mondays provide free screening mammograms for uninsured and under-insured women age 40 and older. It’s important that mothers and female caregivers of children with special needs take care of their own health and wellness. The Regional Cancer Partnership of Illinois,…

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Make-A-Wish Helps DSCC Family Hit the Road Together

August 29th, 2018

A special trailer makes travel possible for 5-year-old DSCC participant and her family. Traveling with young children can be challenging, especially if your child has a complex medical condition. The Taylor family has foregone family vacations for…

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Artwork Needed for DSCC Calendar Contest

July 30th, 2018

Children and young adults’ original drawings will be featured in DSCC’s 2019 promotional calendar. Calling all young artists! The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) is seeking children and…

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Tips to Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses

June 29th, 2018

Learn the signs of heat-related illnesses and how to prevent them. A predicted heat wave for most of the state could bring a dangerous mix of high temperatures and high humidity. Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)…

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Healthy Foods Distributions in Central Illinois

June 26th, 2018

Free events providing fresh produce, milk and other nutritious items. The Central Illinois Foodbank is holding “Healthy Foods Distribution” events throughout central Illinois this summer. The foodbank  partners with a host site to secure a parking lot and…

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