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Students, Farm, Food Bank, Volunteer, Farmlink

Students Create Organization to Redirect Food Waste to Food Banks

A pair of students from Brown University created Farmlink, a grassroots movement to help pay farmers while redirecting their food waste to charitable organizations, such as food banks.
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Mayors Who Matter, Episode 3, Naperville, Jason Pullman

Mayor Steve Chirico of Naperville Talks Quarantine, Sports, and Local Businesses with Jason

Mayor Steve Chirico of Naperville talks quarantine, sports, and local businesses with Jason Pullman and his nephew Hudson during episode 3 of our new weekly segment: Mayors Who Matter.
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Drive In, McHenry, Good Vibes, Reopen, Theater, Cars

McHenry Drive-In Theater Reopens and is PACKED with Line of Cars #GoodVibes

On Friday night the McHenry Drive-In Theater reopened and it was packed with a line of cars! The theater was recently given permission to reopen as long as certain rules are followed, and families took advantage, while social distancing.
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Jet's Pizza, Buy One Give One, Chicago, Essential Workers

Jet's Pizza Extends Their Buy One Give One Campaign to Help Essential Workers

Last month we announced Jet's Pizza 'Buy One Give One' Campaign initiative to help all the essential workers battling the pandemic on the frontlines and we're excited to say the company has extended this offer through May 31st!
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ipad, Teacher, ASL, American Sign Language, COVID-19, Local, Elementary School

Elementary School Teacher Buys iPads for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

A sign language interpreter at Kinzie Elementary School in Chicago raised money to buy her 60 students iPads to help in the e-learning process.
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Protective Eyewear, South Suburban Shop, Local Crete, Frontline, Workers, Healthcare

Local Shop Providing Free Protective, Prescription Eyewear to Frontline Workers

A small eyewear shop in the south suburbs is providing frontline workers with some highly specialized, prescription safety eyewear for free. Glasses that normally cost between $160 and $280 are now free of charge for frontline healthcare workers.
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Whitney Young, Teacher, Surprise, Dance, Student, COVID-19

Whitney Young High School Teacher Surprises Students at Their Homes to Check In

It's Teacher Appreciation Week so let's start off with an awesome story about one Whitney Young High School teacher that visited aloof her students over the weekend to check in and give them a souvenir.
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Foundation Announces Nominees For 2020 James Beard Awards

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Miss Megan, Camp Kindergarten, Facebook, Good Vibes

Miss Megan's Camp Kindergarten is the Perfect E-Learning Tool for Your Kids

Thousands of parents and kids tune in every day to Miss Megan's Camp Kindergarten online classes on Facebook Live. She films her live “morning meetings” from her home in Lake Bluff, Illinois.
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