Gov. Pritzker announces efforts to expand Medicaid coverage

information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (March 29, 2020) – On March 28, Governor JB Pritzker announced the “Care Comes First” action plan, a series of efforts led by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services to expand medical coverage for residents across the state. “My team is doing everything … Read more

Lansing student among Bishop Noll’s 2020 Graduates with Distinction

Nora Wragg one of 13 recognized as top academic seniors by Jennifer Pallay HAMMOND | Bishop Noll Institute has announced its Graduates with Distinction for the class of 2020. These top academic seniors all earned a 4.0 or above GPA. These grades also determine the valedictorian and salutatorian. Giovanni Komyatte, of Highland, has been named … Read more

Public Health officials announce first infant death from coronavirus disease

465 new cases reported today, including 13 new deaths information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 28, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported the death of an infant younger than one year in Chicago who tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). “There has never before … Read more

Munster’s Center for Visual and Performing Arts temporarily closes in compliance with Gov. Holcomb’s directive

Performances, dining events, programming cancelled or suspended for safety during COVID-19 information provided by Phil Potempa, Director of Marketing for Theatre at the Center and the Center for Visual and Performing Arts MUNSTER, Ind. (March 27, 2020) – After Indiana Governor Holcomb’s Monday, March 23, directive for residents to “shelter in,” Theatre at the Center … Read more

Safe and secure prescription drug storage critical for residents in self-quarantine, social distancing

At a time when proper disposal may not be feasible, residents should take steps to keep prescription drugs out of the wrong hands information provided by Cook County MEDS COOK COUNTY, Ill. (March 26, 2020) – Proper disposal of unused or expired medications is critical to keeping it out of the wrong hands, but in … Read more

IDFPR announces actions to increase health care workforce during COVID-19 pandemic

Information provided by The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation CHICAGO, Ill. (March 23, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (“IDFPR”) has announced several actions to increase the number of health care professionals to assist during this critical time. IDFPR has issued a proclamation to allow out-of-state physicians, nurses, physician … Read more

IDES addressing unprecedented volume of unemployment claims

Week of March 21 marks an increase of nearly 1,400% over last year information provided by the Illinois Department of Employment Security SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 27, 2020) – On March 26, Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced they are taking additional steps to address the unprecedented volume of unemployment benefit … Read more

Public Health officials announce 488 new cases of coronavirus disease

Current total is 3,026 cases, 34 deaths information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 27, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 488 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including eight deaths. Approximately 86% of fatalities are among patients 60 years of age and … Read more

Walgreens expands product pick-up offerings at drive-thrus nationwide

Walgreens drive-thru no longer just for prescription pick-up information provided by Walgreens DEERFIELD, Ill. (March 27, 2020) – As more and more people across the country continue to look for safe and convenient options to pick up daily essentials amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Walgreens is now offering select products at its more than 7,300 pharmacy … Read more