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…]
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…]
On Tuesday, April 14, Cook County announced the distribution of thousands of personal protective equipment (PPE) to south suburban first responders.
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 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…]
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