Governor Pritzker announces expansion of testing and alternate housing

New drive-through testing site to open in south suburbs information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (April 13, 2020) – Last week Governor JB Pritzker announced the expansion of testing, new alternate housing options, and the issuance of statewide guidance to address the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities of … Read more

Public Health officials announce 1,173 new cases of coronavirus disease

Current confirmed cases in Illinois: 22,025; current confirmed cases in Lansing: 92 information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 13, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,173 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 74 additional deaths: Cook County: 2 males 30s, 1 … Read more

Obituary: Mary Ann Clark

July 31, 1923 – April 11, 2020 information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home Mary Ann Clark, age 96, of Lansing, IL, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 11, 2020, surrounded by her family. Beloved daughter of Philip and Mary Catherine Carmody, she is survived by her children Kevin, David (Bertadelia), Gregory (Suzanne), Susan, … Read more

IL Department on Aging provides $7 million in meal assistance for older illinoisans

information provided by the Illinois Department on Aging SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 13, 2020) – The Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) is distributing $7 million across the state to meet the growing demand for meal assistance by older Illinoisans impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. IDoA distributed the funds, provided through Emergency Assistance Services … Read more

New Statewide Telehealth Programs, Mental Health Support Hotline reduce barriers to services

information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (April 13, 2020) – Illinois has launched a new Remote Patient Monitoring Program utilizing Telehealth Services and Pandemic Health Worker (PHW) Programs in partnership with OSF HealthCare and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. The program will reduce barriers to health and mental health services … Read more