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Ice Bucket Challenge To Raise ALS Awareness Returns

YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The Ice Bucket Challenge is back.

One year ago, 17 million videos of people dumping ice water over their heads were posted to Facebook to raise money and awareness for… 237 more words


The woman who challenged the justice system for 20 years

Note: I wrote this story during my internship at Chicago Reader in February but due to lack of communication, this story was not published on The Bleader. 886 more words

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The Ice Bucket Challenge continues...

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that is 100% fatal, and May is ALS awareness month.  The unusual campaign #ALSIceBucketChallenge that dared people to pour a bucket of ice water over their head (on video) or donate money to the charity will be forever in the history books.   365 more words


Roundup: O’Brien reaches milestone in Morristown win

Senior midfielder Casey O’Brien recorded her 300th point as the Morristown girls lacrosse team defeated Morris Knolls 21-10 on Saturday.

O’Brien finished with five goals and two assists. 1,160 more words


Illinois Supreme Court strikes down 2013 pension law

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KWQC) – The Illinois Supreme Court tossed out the state’s 2013 landmark pension overhaul saying the measure violates the Illinois Constitution.

Former Governor Pat Quinn signed the law meant to deal with the $111 billion dollar deficit in state pension systems. 49 more words


Salon Concert Performers Follow up: Tonight! Doorley, Quinn & Quinn, Corrib Pub! #irishmusic

Continuing our postings on what the Salon Concerts performers are up to: Patrick J Quinn Frank Quinn and Sheila Doorley will be playing tunes and singing songs at the The Corrib Irish Pub tonight! 63 more words


Track: Montgomery, Franklin win; Glasergreen sets mark

HILLSBOROUGH – On a day that was loaded with major headlines, one story continued to stay constant. Montgomery High School’s boys track team did not slow down Tuesday at the Skyland Conference Championships. 1,735 more words