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Local groups receive White House grants

BLOOMINGTON - Several local groups officially received grants through the White House Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

The grants had been announced earlier but not formally presented.

Receiving the grants were The Baby Fold, Normal, $23,184; Maple Lawn Health Center Inc., Eureka, grants for $1,100,000 and $360,000; His Precious Little Ones, Lincoln, grants for $30,000 and $262,000; and Mosaic, Pontiac, $1,238,800.

Verizon grant helps BroMenn residents

NORMAL - BroMenn Healthcare's Graduate Medical Education program will be able to invest more in technology to help train its medical interns and residents because of a $50,000 donation from Verizon.

The donation was made Friday at the BroMenn Family Health Clinic in Normal. The clinic is a supervised practice for doctors who are in BroMenn's Family Practice Residency Program.

Verizon Vice President Philip Wood said Verizon recognizes the need for improved access to health care for low-income and uninsured residents. BroMenn Family Health Clinic serves some of those residents.

Dr. Gary Knepp, BroMenn director of medical education, said the donation will allow the program to add technology to help teach residents the skills required to provide patient care using electronic medical records and for online access to clinical guidelines.

IWU groups to host 'living history' event

BLOOMINGTON - The Illinois Wesleyan University departments of history and American studies, in conjunction with the Phi Alpha Theta history honor society, will sponsor a Civil War "living history" event on IWU's Eckley Quadrangle from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 8.

The event is free and open to the public.

The re-enactment group, Company H of the 104th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, will use 19th century-style costumes, weaponry equipment and music to represent the experiences of typical Union infantry soldiers during the middle to late Civil War years.

Setting it right

Local

Playground " A group raising money for a playground at Washington Elementary School, Bloomington, has collected $102,000 and has more than $109,000 committed. Because of a source error, the amount was wrong in Thursday's Pantagraph. The same story should have said Bloomington High School students are routing fence pickets. The name of the school was wrong.

The Pantagraph values accuracy. If you see something that is inaccurate, report it to the editor of the section. All corrections will run in this space, except Sundays. If you are not sure whom to call, contact Editor Terry Greenberg at (309) 820-3230 or tgreenberg@pantagraph.com or Managing Editor Mark Pickering at (309) 820-3252 or mpickering@pantagraph.com .

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