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Updated: February 21, 2014 6:19AM



U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-2nd, will host a grants workshop to provide information on securing public and private resources for community-based organizations, nonprofit groups and local governments, according to a press release from her office.

The workshop will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Richton Park Community Center, 4455 Sauk Trail Road, Richton Park. Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

Guest presenters include representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Illinois Department of Human Services, the Cook County Department of Planning and Development and the Donors Forum, according to the release.

Space is limited to the first 100 registrants. To register, visit repkellygrantworkshop.eventbrite.com. For more information, call (708) 679-0078.

Health care fair at GSU

The Southland Human Services Leadership Council is sponsoring a health care fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park, according to a press release from the school.

A panel discussion about the Affordable Care Act, “What you really need to know,” is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

There will be vendors, and enrollment services for the Affordable Care Act will be provided, as well as flu shots, HIV testing, legal counseling, tax services, transportation services and much more, according to the release.

The event is free and open to the public. Other sponsors include South-Southwest Suburban United Way, HUB Relief and Illini Care Health Plan.

College financial workshop slated

A workshop to help parents of high school students learn how to prepare to pay for the high cost of college is slated for 7 p.m. Jan. 28 in Room 107 at Oak Lawn Community High School, 9400 Southwest Highway.

Patrick Kaiser, owner of College Funding Strategies in Tinley Park, will lead the free educational workshop. He has 25 years of college financial planning experience, according to a press release about the event.

The focus will be on how to select colleges that will offer the best financial aid awards regardless of income.

To register, call (708) 633-9909.

Palos hospital to open new care center

Palos Community Hospital plans a Jan. 28 opening for its Center for Wound Healing, a facility providing specialized treatment for patients with chronic or nonhealing wounds, according to a press release from the hospital.

The center will use infectious-disease management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, laboratory evaluation, nutritional management, pain management, diabetes education, radiology testing and debridement among its resources to address the needs of a patient, the release said.

The center is designed to complement a physician’s services. It will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and is located at the hospital, 12251 S. 80th Ave., Palos Heights, the release said.

For more information, call (708) 923-5280.

Drew School gets tenant

Space at the former Drew School in Summit Hill School District 161 has been leased to a Montessori preschool and elementary school. The new tenant will lease one classroom through June 9 and then will lease the media center through June, 2015, according to District 161.

The district closed Drew School, a first- through fourth-grade building at 20130 Rosewood Drive, in June 2012 as part of an effort to reduce a $2.5 million deficit.

The superintendent’s financial advisory group will formalize a three- to five-year building utilization plan, factoring in future student enrollment projections, reviewed school capacities, per capita costs, and maintenance to craft a clear picture of future needs, Supt. Barb Rains said.

The district also works in partnership with the Frankfort Square Park District for use of the lunch room for the park district dance program and use of the gym for sports activities.

SD 228 seeks reunion info

Bremen Community High School District 228 is looking for information from alumni who are organizing reunions.

Those who are are asked to update their contact information or email their reunion plans to community relations coordinator Lori DeVos at alumni@bhsd228.com.

GSU to host job/internship fair

The Office of Career Services at Governors State University will host a career fair for those interested in employment and internship opportunities in education and related fields, a press release from the university said.

The fair will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Hall Governors at the school, 1 University Parkway, University Park.

The event is free and open to the public, and employers are invited to register as participants.

For more information or to register, call (708) 235-3974.

Staff reports



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