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Rep. Kelly co-sponsors bipartisan PROTECT 911 Act to support dispatchers

Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) last week introduced the bipartisan Providing Resources and Occupational Training for Emotional Crisis and Trauma (PROTECT) 911 Act to address health and wellness issues for emergency call-takers and dispatchers.  The PROTECT 911 Act includes measures to advance health and wellness for 911 professionals, including: “Too often,[Read More…]

Bird hike May 6 will include Underground Railroad sites

The Sand Ridge Audubon Society and the Little Calumet River Underground Railroad Project will sponsor a bird hike on Saturday, May 6, that also will cover Underground Railroad history on Chicago’s South Side. Participants will learn about the local history of the Underground Railroad while observing a wide variety of native birds[Read More…]

Year-long Franciscan Health program promotes healthy lifestyle to prevent diabetes

Franciscan Health is offering pre-diabetic patients the opportunity to help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes with its year-long Diabetes Prevention Program. Franciscan Health’s 12-month online Diabetes Prevention Program follows guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that have proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.[Read More…]

Applications for property tax savings now available

Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi announced April 10 that property-tax-saving exemption applications for the 2022 tax year are now available online. Exemptions are savings that contribute to lowering a homeowner’s property tax bill. The most common is the Homeowner Exemption, saving a property owner an average of $950 dollars each year.[Read More…]

Taking Care: Early diagnosis may help slow Alzheimer’s disease

Note: This story is the sixth in a series from our annual Health & Wellness special section, part of the Chronicle’s April 1 print edition. The section was sponsored by Franciscan Health. This information is from Alzheimer’s Association Illinois. When looking through your family, your social circle, your work group[Read More…]

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