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2014-02-28 08:26:50

LEMONT, Ill., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The CITGO Community Action Team (CCAT), employee volunteers with the CITGO Lemont Refinery, organized a winter coat and supply drive benefiting three local domestic violence shelters serving Will County. CITGO employees and contractors donated new and gently used coats, hats, gloves, personal care products, clothing and household items for women and children at Guardian Angel Home Community Services, Lamb's Fold Women's Center and Crisis...

2014-02-03 12:22:43

CITGO Community Action Team Collects Relief Items for Tornado Victims LEMONT, Ill., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The CITGO Community Action Team (CCAT), the employee volunteer organization at the CITGO Lemont Refinery, conducted a donation drive to help communities across Illinois recover from the devastating tornadoes in November 2013. CCAT volunteers collected and sorted donations from employees and contractors, including non-perishable food, clothing, infant toiletries, monetary...

2012-12-23 05:04:11

The Heart Link Women´s Network®, with over 200 locations in the U.S., Canada and Australia, is pleased to announce its expansion into Lockport, NY. Lockport, NY (PRWEB) December 21, 2012 The Heart Link Network® welcomes a new women´s networking Leader in Lockport, NY. Linda is a Director for Melaleuca and also a Distributor for SendOutCards and she is excited to serve her community leading networking events for professional women. “I'm excited to lead a local Heart...

2007-03-19 12:00:59

By Teri Maddox, Belleville News-Democrat, Ill. Mar. 19--The Great River Road didn't exist in the 1930s and 1940s, so people who lived in Alton and worked in Grafton rode "the Dinky." It was a city bus that had been converted into a "railbus" by the Illinois Terminal Railroad. Flanged wheels allowed it to be driven on train tracks built for steam engines. "I don't know why it was called the Dinky," said railroad historian Dale Jenkins, 59, of Decatur. "It was just a nickname the local...


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