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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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Cleft Lip & Palate Team in Rockfordsun-icon

January 31st, 2014

Cleft lip and palate teams repair defects of the lips, teeth, gums, palate, upper and lower jaw. The team approach brings together healthcare professionals from areas including plastic surgery, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, neurology, otolaryngology, speech pathology, audiology, and…

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Therapeutic Program with Horses

January 31st, 2014

Horses play a role in therapeutic programs. Approximately 150 volunteers work with New Kingdom Trailriders to provide the Mounted Achievers therapeutic horseback riding program designed for individuals with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. The program…

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New Cochlear Implant Team in Peoriasun-icon

January 29th, 2014

The Peoria Regional Office is part of a new cochlear implant team. The cochlear implant process involves examination, surgery, device activation, and post-surgical therapy. Cochlear implants are designed to help children with profound hearing loss….

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