INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis, is using the controversy over an Internal Revenue Service investigation into the tax-exempt status of some Tea Party groups to raise money for his 2014 re-election campaign.
HAMMOND | Thirty years ago, Lora Earl walked the halls of Gavit High School as a member of the pom pom squad. Today, her daughters Amber and Lily are students and athletes at the same school.
MERRILLVILLE | Give in Lake County is a high school challenge to give, lead, and make a difference in the community this month.
Sariah Germain, 16, will visit the country of her dreams when she travels to Japan in August through an AFS-USA international exchange program.
CHICAGO | The Southeast Lions recently honored the manager at a local Walgreens for his support of the club.
Southeast Lions Gil Garcia, left, and Andy Di Santo, right, present a certificate of appreciation to Javier Caraballo, manager of the Walgreens at 92nd Street and Commerical Avenue in South Chicago.
VALPARAISO | The Association of Fundraising Professionals Indiana Northwest Chapter presents a special workshop with national presenter Laura Fredricks JD, LLC from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 28 at Ivy Tech Community College, 3100 Ivy Tech Drive, .
HOBART | This year's Relay For Life in Hobart is still months away, but committees are looking to recruit additional teams.
VALPARAISO | Applications are now being accepted from charity organizations interested in sharing in proceeds from the annual Mayor's Charity Ball to be held July 26 at Central Park Plaza.
Dana Wilson of Fox River Grove, Ill., works on sewing mittens at her home. Wilson along with several other women from Willow Creek Community Church got together and made mittens that would be sold with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward digging a well for safe drinking water in Malawi …
CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. | Mary Behrens wanted to start making mittens to sell as a side business to bring in extra money for her family.
Pcitured are mittens attached with a PAWS for Pure Water tag that were sewn by women from a Bible study group from Willow Creek Community Church in Crystal Lake, Ill. The group asks for $25 for each pair of mittens, and 100 percent of the profits go toward digging wells in Africa.
HOBART | The Maria Reiner Senior Center, 705 E. Fourth St., has completed its first cookbook to be sold as a fundraising project.
Women from the Luna Chix run team gather Wednesday night at Universal Sole in Chicago's Lakeview community for their last run of the season.
CHICAGO | One national group with a base in Chicago fights to keep women cancer-free and active. Luna Chix Chicago gives women team support for mountain biking, triathlon training, cycling and running as a way to promote cancer-free good health.
INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Mike Pence has a significant campaign cash advantage over Democrat John Gregg in the race for Indiana governor, and the Republican incumbents for attorney general and state superintendent also lead their Democratic challengers in fundraising.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | The Marian Catholic community celebrated the close of the The Courage 2 Lead fundraising campaign on Sept. 16 with the blessing of the Technology/Media Center, Mark A. Altman '66 Memorial Garden and the refurbished library, according to a news release.
In 2011 Andrea Proulx Buinicki built upon a 16-year career in fundraising by starting her own philanthropy consulting firm, Giving Focus. The Valparaiso resident came up with the name of her firm because in her business she wants to focus on the act of giving.
CHESTERTON | A Facebook fundraising campaign spearheaded by BMW raised $10,000 for the Dunes National Park Association.
INDIANAPOLIS | Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg may be running the folksiest attack ads in the history of political campaigning. And his rival, Republican Mike Pence, is so positive in his ads, a casual observer might not even realize he has an opponent in the Nov. 6 race.
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