COVID-19 drive-up testing now available in Burbank

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By Bob Bong Pillars Community Health and the Stickney Public HealthDistrict have teamed up to offer drive-up testing in Burbank. Limited tests are available and appointments are required by callingPillars. You do not have to be an existing Pillars Community Health patient ora Stickney Township resident to be tested. Once an appointment is made, the……

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County restocks Burbank’s dwindling PPE supply

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By Dermot Connolly Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and several other state andcounty officials visited Burbank last Friday to replenish dwindling supplies ofpersonal protection equipment for first responders in the city. They gathered with Mayor Dan Foy and other city officials at noon in FireStation 1, 8455 S. Mayfield Ave., beside a table piled……

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The frustrations of waiting

I feel like I’m waiting for a bus that will never arrive. Have you ever read or seen the Samuel Becket play Waiting For Godot? It is about two men, Estragon and Vladimir, who wait for the arrival of someone named Godot. Godot never arrives. By the end of this bleak and meaningful play they……

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Coronavirus hits nursing homes hard

By Bob Bong The coronavirus has hit nursing homes hard since it first appeared in Illinois last month, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Sunday in his daily briefing on the pandemic. Six of those deaths were of elderly residents at Bridgeview Health Care Center, 8100 S. Harlem Ave. in Bridgeview, according to the Cook County Medical……

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Coronavirus hits nursing homes hard

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By Bob Bong The coronavirus has hit nursing homes hard since it first appeared inIllinois last month, Gov. JB Pritzker announced last Sunday in his dailybriefing on the pandemic. One facility in Bridgeview has had six deaths. Pritzker said 1,860 cases of COVID-19 in Illinois can be traced to nursinghome. There have been 286 related……

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School’s out, JB says

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Students to learn at home through end of school year From staff reports Southwest suburban high schools were cautiously optimistic theymight yet be able to hold graduation ceremonies and maybe proms after Gov. JBPritzker announced that in-person schooling was done for this school year. “I’ve said time and time again, our decisions must follow thescience……

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Map allows tracking of COVID-19 cases

By Bob BongÊ The Cook County Department of Public Health has created a map that allowsvisitors to track the number of COVID-19 cases town by town in suburban CookCounty. The map is updated daily. As of Monday, the number of cases in our area ranged from none in McCookto 30 in Bridgeview, according to the……

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Girls Basketball: Cameron, Kennelly lift Oak Lawn over Shepard

By Randy Whalen Correspondent Oak Lawn wants to continue its recent stretch of good play as the postseason nears. Shepard wants to continue to get better each time on the floor as it builds toward the future. Both teams found what they were looking for when they met in a South Suburban Red Conference matchup……

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