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Illinois police probe Springfield mayor's deathupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 20:51:00

The mayor of Springfield, Illinois, was found dead in his home Tuesday morning, the day he had been ordered to present an accounting of his cousin's estate to a judge.

162 cases of illness linked to oil spill reported in Louisianaupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 19:41:00

Exposure to the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has resulted in 162 cases of illnesses reported to the Louisiana state health department, according to a report released Monday. Of those cases, 128 involved workers on oil rigs or individuals involved in the oil spill cleanup efforts, the report said.

Storm expected to dodge Gulf oil slickupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 19:41:00

Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen explains how Tropical Storm Alex could impact oil cleanup and recovery efforts.

CNNMoney: Save money on energy billsupdated: Thu Feb 21 2008 15:10:00

Rising oil and gas prices are putting the squeeze on everyone's budget. Here are top tips on how to save money on energy.

Relief for fire victimsupdated: Fri Oct 26 2007 05:33:00

CNN's Kyra Phillips reports from San Diego where relief is being provided for victims of the fires.

Wildfire evacuee shelter offers lesson in volunteerismupdated: Fri Oct 26 2007 05:33:00

Dust off every disaster plan from Washington to San Diego, scrutinize them to your heart's content, and it's still unlikely you'll find mention of the emergency services provided by Shary Shores.

CNNMoney: Getting help with your heating billsupdated: Thu Feb 02 2006 12:04:00

Punxsutawney Phil is predicting six more weeks of winter, and that isn't good news for your gas bill. This is especially true since home heating bills are up about 35 percent this season.

Want to help?updated: Tue Aug 30 2005 09:55:00

The Federal Emergency Management Agency lists these organizations for those seeking to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina:

Money Magazine: WHICH CHARITIES MERIT YOUR MONEY FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO LEARN WHERE YOU CAN GIVE MONEY MOST EFFECTIVELY, updated: Fri Nov 01 1996 00:01:00

Faced with such tragedies as poverty in America, Hurricanes Bertha (below) and Fran, the TWA and ValuJet crashes, the Olympic bombing and the war in Bosnia, many Americans share the same impulse: T...

Fortune: LESSONS FROM COVENANT HOUSEupdated: Mon Sep 10 1990 00:01:00

When Covenant House was rocked by a scandal involving its founder, Father Bruce Ritter, some prominent business leaders were embarrassed. Covenant House, which runs shelters for homeless adolescent...

Money Magazine: HOW YOU CAN FIND HELP FOR YOUR ELDERLY RELATIVES FROM AFARupdated: Thu Dec 01 1988 00:01:00

Psychiatric social worker Phyllis Sharlin, 45, of Potomac, Md. helps people solve personal problems for a living. But she was at a loss for a solution when her own arthritic 79-year-old mother Bert...

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