• St. Mary’s Hospital Taking Steps to Becoming “Baby- Friendly” Hospital

    by  • August 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    St. Mary’s Hospital is in the beginning required steps to becoming a “Baby-Friendly” hospital. Baby- Friendly Hospitals is a World Health Organization initiative to make hospitals a supportive place for mothers who want to breastfeed. We Choose Health will fund and support local community groups to achieve the Baby Friendly Hospital designation at local...

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    New Illinois Law Protects Renters in Foreclosures

    by  • August 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois has a new law protecting renters if their landlord’s property goes into foreclosure. Gov. Pat Quinn signed the law Wednesday saying those who buy multifamily properties out of foreclosure should either honor existing tenant leases or give the renters 90 days to move. It takes effect in three months. The...

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    Unemployment down in most Ill. metro areas in July

    by  • August 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO (AP) — Unemployment fell in seven of Illinois’ 12 metro areas in July. But some of the increases were sharp and driven by manufacturing declines. The Illinois Department of Employment Security said Thursday that unemployment dropped in areas that included Champaign-Urbana, Springfield and the Metro East near St. Louis. The last of those...

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    Rescuers spend night searching for missing infant

    by  • August 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    ZION (AP) — Dozens of people spent the night searching for a missing 5-month-old northern Illinois boy who authorities say disappeared from his Zion home. About 125 police officers and emergency workers are still looking for Joshua Summeries, who was reportedly abducted Wednesday morning. The rescuers were also using bloodhounds to scour the area...

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