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- State Roundup: Concerns raised about proposed change in DUI pot standard
- Bill would decrease pot penalties; small amounts would draw only ticket, fine
- Senate votes to restore human service cuts; bill moves to House for consideration
- Bill to restrict red light cameras passes House
- State Roundup: Budget fix in current FY not yet done
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- Economists: pros, cons to raising the state fuel tax
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Remedies receives grant from U.S. Bancorp Foundation
Rockford’s Remedies Renewing Lives has received a $3,000 grant from the U.S. Bancorp Foundation, which provides cash contributions to nonprofit organizations in the areas of education, affordable housing and economic opportunity, and artistic and cultural enrichment.
Total charitable contributions from the U.S. Bancorp Foundation reached nearly $23.2 million in 2012. U.S. Bank has six local branches to serve the Rockford community.
“Remedies could not be more grateful that U.S. Bank recognizes the need for services for vulnerable populations in our community,” said Gary Halbach, president and CEO of Remedies.
Remedies has one of the largest domestic violence programs in Illinois and the only domestic violence shelter and program serving Winnebago and Boone counties.
Remedies serves nearly 2,000 unduplicated victims, including nearly 400 children each year, all at no charge, by providing multiple services including emergency shelter, a 24-hour help or crisis line (815) 962-6102, counseling, legal advocacy, children’s services and professional training.
Remedies also provides assessment and treatment services to those suffering from drug or alcohol dependence through individual, family or group counseling, prevention education and training, recovery support, relapse prevention counseling, and referrals to other resources. Remedies is a United Way community partner.
For more about Remedies or how to get involved, contact Karen Gill at (815) 966-1285 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the Jan. 22-28, 2014, issue