BENEFITS & FUNDRAISERS from June 20, 2013

  Marquette Bank is holding its Neighborhood Food Drive through June 30. Donations of non-perishable foods can be dropped off in food barrels at any Chicago-area Marquette Bank location. Items will be distributed to local pantries and neighborhood food banks through the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Northern Illinois Food Bank. For more information call (888) 254-9500 or visit
  Funds For Tiffani, a Spinal Cord Rehabilitation fundraiser, will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 30 at 115 Bourbon St., 3359 W. 111th St. in Merrionette Park. Tickets are $30 for adults, $10 for children (children 6 years and under are free) and include buffet, soft drinks, beer, wine, and live entertainment featuring Ear Candy and “American Idol” Season 10 contestant Chris Medina. There will be raffle drawings and silent auction. For more information visit or Facebook /TeamTiffani, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  Funds will go toward the rehabilitation costs of Tiffani Ntanos, who sustained a spinal cord injury last June 9 when she dove off a boat into the Kankakee River and struck her head on the river bottom. Ntanos had fractured her C5 and C6 vertebrae and underwent surgery, and had to relearn basic functions such as how to sit, balance and feed herself. She has since begun outpatient therapy, and last Sept. 14 took a step for the first time since the accident. Read the full story at