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State Sen. Dan Kotowski, the Late Judy Baar Topinka Receive Courage in Public Service Award

Date Posted: Apr 13 2015

On April 14, Lutheran Day organizers will honor State Sen. Dan Kotowski (D-28th) and the late Judy Baar Topinka, Illinois Comptroller, who died on Dec. 10, 2014, with this year’s Paul Simon Courage in Public Service Award.

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Rich Miller, Publisher of Capitol Fax, Receives 2014 Amicus Certus Award from LSSI

Date Posted: Dec 10 2014

On Oct. 25, 2014, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) presented Rich Miller, publisher of Capitol Fax and columnist for Crain’s Chicago Business, with the organization’s 2014 Amicus Certus (“True Friend”) Award at its 33rd Amicus Certus Celebration. Held at the European Crystal in Arlington Heights, the event’s theme was “Celebrating the Land of Lincoln” and raised more than $113,000 for programs serving people in need offered by LSSI.

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Featured in Quad-City Times-Illinois Budget Leaves State Agencies in Limbo

Date Posted: Jun 06 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois state agencies are restricting spending and bracing for the worst after lawmakers approved a budget that uses accounting gimmicks and punts on crucial decisions about where to find revenue until after the November election.

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Hospital Acknowledges Project Impact with 2014 Spirit of Compassion Award

Date Posted: May 28 2014

Swedish Covenant Hospital Foundation has selected Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) Project Impact as the recipient of the 2014 Spirit of Compassion Award. This award recognizes outstanding individuals, and/or organizations who have made deep and lasting contributions to improving the lives of members of our community.

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LSSI Receives a Grant from the Rock Island Community Foundation to Support the Child Trauma Training Program for Foster Parents

Date Posted: May 22 2014

May 12, 2014. DES PLAINES, IL - Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) received a $2,500 grant from the Rock Island Community Foundation, to support the Child Trauma-Informed Training Program for Foster Parents in the Quad Cities.

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LSSI Receives a Grant from the Galesburg Community Foundation to Support the Child Trauma Training Program for Foster Parents

Date Posted: May 22 2014

May 12, 2014. DES PLAINES, IL-Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) received a $2,500 grant from the Galesburg Community Foundation, to support the Child Trauma Training Program for foster parents.

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Julie Hamos honored with the 2014 “Paul Simon Courage in Public Service Award”

Date Posted: May 12 2014

May 14, 2014. Springfield, IL- Yesterday, at the annual Lutheran Day in Springfield, the Paul Simon Courage in Public Service Award was presented to Julie Hamos, Director of Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services.

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Ogle County Town Hall Meeting to Educate Community on Underage Drinking

Date Posted: Apr 09 2014

April 8, 2014. OREGON, IL.— Lutheran Social Services of Illinois’ (LSSI) - Project LEAD Ogle County will be hosting a Town Hall meeting on April 24, 2014, to help educate the community on preventing and reducing underage drinking.

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LSSI Receives Magnanimous Donation from Papa Murphy’s in Sterling, Illinois

Date Posted: Mar 11 2014

March 11, 2014. STERLING, IL-On December 2, 2013 Papa Murphy’s in Sterling, Illinois, partnered with Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI), a United Way agency, and generously donated 10% of their total sales to LSSI’s Senior Service Program.

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2013 'Paul Simon Courage in Public Service Award' Honors the Late Dawn Clark Netsch; State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka Speaks about Netsch and Her Legacy at Award Ceremony

Date Posted: Nov 04 2013

On May 8, the Paul Simon Courage in Public Service Award was presented posthumously to the late Dawn Clark Netsch by organizers of Lutheran Day, an annual education and advocacy day held by Lutheran human service organizations in Springfield. Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka spoke at the ceremony, part of annual Lutheran Day activities, which was held in the Capitol Rotunda.

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