MELROSE PARK, Ill. -- The 217 Chicagoland Jewel-Osco stores gave away 43,000 kites, saluting students for their participation in the Illinois Father of the Year essay contest. The fund-raiser was held in conjunction with Father's Day this month. Donated kites had a retail value of $1.99 apiece. The retailer was "proud to be part of the essay contest sponsored by the Illinois Fatherhood initiative," said Greg Josefowicz, Jewel's executive vice president and general manager. "Everyone who ...

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