Tag: ppe

Gloria Jean’s Coffees provides face coverings to help customers stay safe

As the state relaxed its pandemic restrictions last month, Gloria Jean’s Coffees in Homewood continued its good neighbor “chillin” campaign and offered expanded hours. Gloria Jean’s owners are doing their part to help customers stay safe by offering free face coverings to drive-through customers ordering from the assortment of “Chillers” specialty drinks. PPE[Read More…]

Local hospital staff rise to the occasion of pandemic

Healthcare workers at Franciscan Health in Olympia Fields have faced the overwhelming demands of the COVID-19 pandemic without becoming overwhelmed, according to one administrator.  It hasn’t been easy. In a recent interview with the Chronicle, Mari Lynn Ross, vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer at Franciscan[Read More…]

County distributes PPE to south suburban first responders

On Tuesday, April 14, Cook County announced the distribution of thousands of personal protective equipment (PPE) to south suburban first responders.   You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers. Receive a 3-day free trial of unlimited digital access. Already a subscriber? Login here.  

Preckwinkle announces Cook County COVID-19 donation initiative

COOK COUNTY — Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today a new donation program to accept unused personal protective equipment (PPE) for first responders and medical staff. “We want to ensure that those in our community who are on the front lines of the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic have[Read More…]

Cook County executive order removes obstacles for donating, distributing COVID-19 supplies

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle issued an executive order on Friday, March 19, accelerating the county’s ability to accept supplies, equipment and other donations from private partners, corporations and individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Preckwinkle’s signing the executive order is meant to get critical materials to vulnerable communities in[Read More…]

Maple Tree Inn customer food orders adding up to donations for first responders

Franciscan Health needs more personal protective equipment for its healthcare workers as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow. Maple Tree Inn owners Erich and Katie Wennberg responded, starting a fund this week for purchasing protective gloves. #giftthegloves   You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers. Receive[Read More…]

Fall events

FRIDAY, OCT. 7

  • Anew: Building Beyond Violence and Abuse Sneaker Ball fundraiser.

SATURDAY, OCT. 8

  • Homewood Fire Department open house, 17950 Dixie Highway, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Recyclepalooza in Flossmoor, Parker Junior High School parking lot, 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Shops on Sterling grand reopening, 1056 Sterling Ave. in Flossmoor.
  • Pop Culture fourth anniversary celebration, noon until 7 p.m., 18035 Dixie Highway, Homewood.

SATURDAY, OCT. 15

SUNDAY, OCT. 16

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