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CHAMPAIGN – Over the last four or five years, at least two dozen employees at Jimmy John's have received free dental work courtesy of their boss, founder Jimmy John Liautaud.
CHAMPAIGN — A new dental clinic for low-income families is getting a $50,000 boost from Jimmy John Liautaud, founder of Jimmy John’s.
The United Way of Champaign County announced the gift today in advance of its board meeting at 3 p.m.
DANVILLE – His eyes lit up when they handed him a sleeping bag.
An intensified effort to count the homeless in Champaign County will begin this evening, part of a federal survey conducted every two years.
Organizers are taking extra steps to ensure they don't miss anyone in this year's count, which helps determine how much federal funding the community receives to fight homelessness.
Taxpayer donations from 2009 Schedule G
Alheimers Disease Research: $135,864
Penny Severns Breast, Cervical and Ovarian Cancer Research: $157,381
Child Abuse Prevention: $158,284
Crisis Nurseries: $44,771
Diabetes Research: $100,113.
Homeless Assistance: $159,599
Hunger Relief: $100,246
Illinois taxpayers donated more than $1.3 million to 10 nonprofit causes last year, but many charities have yet to see the money.
The Crisis Nursery of Champaign County is still waiting to get its share of $44,771 donated to a statewide Crisis Nursery Fund on 2009 tax returns. It's supposed to get more than $6,300, said Executive Director Stephanie Record.
DANVILLE – The board of New Directions Treatment Center will hold its first Community Partnership Banquet at 6 this evening in the Bremer Conference Center at Danville Area Community College.
New Directions is a community mental health center that works with people who are experiencing problems from substance abuse and recovering from addictions.
DANVILLE – Court Appointed Special Advocates of Vermilion County is offering a training class for prospective advocates.
The area's homeless didn't wait for this week's subzero weather to seek shelter indoors, advocates say.
Directors at several Champaign shelters said they noticed a bump in traffic in late fall, especially during the unusually snowy month of December.
Misha Jackson has lived on the economic edge for years, and then last May the roof caved in. Literally.
The roof collapsed on the two-bedroom home she was renting in Harvey, a south suburb of Chicago, and her family pretty much lost everything.
So Jackson, 39, a single mom, packed up her kids and looked for something new.