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Health summit offers parolees a chance to ease back into society

AURORA, Ill. - The sales pitch - mostly two main questions and a promise - was similar for each of the hundreds who filed past the vendor's table.

"Are you working? Do you need a job? We can get you one."

Still, the resource expo held recently at Painters District Council No. 30 on Sequoia Drive in Aurora was hardly typical. For one thing, the event was billed as a Summit of Health. And most of the 30-plus vendors were, indeed, from groups that dealt with mental illness, substance

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