Every year, the Northern Illinois Food bank provides meals for more than 600,000 people, including children, the elderly, and the disabled. It started in 1982 as the mission of Sister Rosemarie Burian, who wanted to help feed her hungry neighbors. Over the years, the idea and the mission expanded to serving 71,500 hungry neighbors each week
across a 13-county operation with innovative programs like mobile pantries that distribute perishable goods, weekend backpacks that make certain kids have nutritious food even when they aren't at school, and delivery services for home-bound seniors.
This commitment provided 57 million meals to those in need in the 2015 fiscal year. Through partnerships with food manufacturers and retailers, corporate foundations, and other nonprofits, the food bank hopes to expand its reach even further to ensure no one in Northern Illinois has to skip a meal. The Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, and has been recognized by Charity Navigator as a Four-Star charity since 2003. For more information about how to get involved, visit www.SolveHungerToday.org or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
On May 7, 2016, Hanover Township residents will kick off the third annual Sprint 2 Spring 5K. But instead of kookie gimmicks, goofy costumes, and actors dressed up as zombies, folks will be running to raise money for their neighbors. Every dollar earned by the 5K goes directly toward helping families having trouble with medical or dental expenses. It's just one of the ways Hannover Township helps residents, including hosting open gyms for kids, setting up immunization clinics, and offering emergency flooding services.
Come taste what Omalleys Bar and Grill is doing to transform classic American cuisine.
Great food plus TV equals the perfect fan meal.
Omalleys Bar and Grill is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
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Open air seating is ready for diners at Omalleys Bar and Grill when the weather is warm.
Musical visitors frequently perform here, so patrons can enjoy live tunes with their food.
Volume levels at the restaurant can approach ear-splitting levels between the noisy crowds and the booming music.
Interested in eating out over the weekend? Keep in mind that the restaurant gets swamped on Fridays and Saturdays, and service may take longer than expected.
Can't get enough of Omalleys Bar and Grill's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Drivers can take advantage of the parking lot near Omalleys Bar and Grill and save time on hunting for a parking spot.
The average check at Omalleys Bar and Grill will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
When you're looking for a bite of some great American dishes, you definitely won't need to look any further than Omalleys Bar and Grill.
In February 1995, residents of Aurora, IL were coping with two separate tragedies. Teens Moshe Rogers and Armando Mendez, both innocent bystanders, had been shot to death in crimes that occurred three months apart. In an effort to end the violence and honor the victims, the community banded together to form Project Unity—serving as a bridge between local schools, residents, and churches. The organization held the first Back to School Fair, which aimed to ready students from low-income families for the upcoming school year with free supplies, medical exams, and haircuts.
Communities In Schools of Aurora, IL (CIS) has since taken over responsibility for the school fair, one of its many projects to ensure equal footing for all students. Operating inside the former Fox Valley Park District building, the organization partners with more than 65 local social service and nonprofit agencies to help lower student drop-out rates. This it does by empowering students to succeed, whether through tutoring sessions, literacy training, or counseling services.
The term "natural-born athlete" is clearly a misnomer because everyone knows that cleverly disguised robots like David Beckham and the entire Yankees' infield were built, not born. For the rest of us carbon-based lifeforms, Wheatland Athletic Association offers a space to hone our skills. The 30,000-square-foot indoor facility, boasts of an indoor turf soccer field and full-size basketball court. The 5,000-square-foot baseball/softball facility specializes in youth sports Baseball and softball players, meanwhile, can step into batting cages and pitching tunnels—including two 55-foot and two 70-foot tunnels—to perfect their form. Wheatland even offers a selection of summer camps and afterschool leagues that let kids develop their abilities while socializing with other non-automatons.
Metro Dash pits athletes against their own limitations as they sprint through a 600-meter course dotted with 20 obstacles that test endurance and strength. High hurdles, balance beams, rope swings, and cargo nets impede the path as contestants—guts wrenching and muscles pounding—sprint to awaken their inner warriors. The Metro Dash staff stands by to control the flow of runners and penalize those who refuse to do an obstacle for fear of soiling their powdered wig.
Metro Dash staff members divide the race into waves, sending runners through the course to climb and crawl in their race T-shirts as spectators cheer on in support. They require runners in the Elite division to run the course a second time, totaling the scores for competition. After the race, awards for the top three cumulative male and female finish times will be announced. A portion of proceeds goes to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation