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Manager Uses Education To Better The Lives Of Chicago’s Women

Beverly Billy started her own non-profit organization to help women move on from abusive relationships.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

City Council Approves Emanuel Plan To Reduce Water Bills For Some Charities

The Chicago City Council has approved Mayor Emanuel’s plan to reduce the water bills of some charitable groups, but negotiations are still continuing, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.


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Chicago Nonprofit Helps Visually Impaired Get Trained, Find Jobs

Terrence J. Longo of The Chicago Lighthouse explains how his non-profit helps the unemployed blind.


Dozens of Chicago religious leaders urged city officials to resume free water service for non-profits. Churches and other charities received free water from the city for years, until 2011, and say the cost could force them to cut services for the needy. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Church Leaders Want City To Reinstate Free Water For Non-Profits

Dozens of Chicago area religious leaders held a news conference Tuesday morning in Bronzeville, saying that no longer getting free water service could force them to halt some services for the needy.


A parochial school student sips from a water fountain. (CBS)

Some Churches Face Steep Costs In Installing Water Meters

When it comes to water meters in Chicago, churches are getting by on a wing and a prayer.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2012

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Emanuel: Property Tax Exemptions For Non-Profits Won’t End

The day after he suggested he was looking at the matter, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel is reassuring non-for-profit groups that he does not intend to end their property tax exemptions.

WBBM Newsradio–04/28/2011

Illinois State Capitol

State Declines To Borrow For Human Services

State lawmakers have declined to borrow more than $8 billion to catch-up on funding agencies that held the elderly, seniors, children and those with special needs.

WBBM Newsradio–01/13/2011