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Carle implements visitor restrictions to reduce flu risk

Carle Foundation Hospital and Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center are implementing temporary visitor guidelines for all hospital patients. It’s due to an increasing risk of flu.

For the safety of patients, visitors and staff, there will be a maximum of two visitors allowed in a patient’s room at a time.

“The safety of our patients, visitors and staff is always our top priority,” said Robert Healy, MD, chief quality officer at Carle. “With these temporary changes our patients, staff and visitors have less of a chance to catch or spread the flu. These visitor guidelines will be lifted when the threat of flu diminishes.”

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Top Illinois Hospitals named >

Eight Illinois hospitals have been named among the best 120 in the nation for safety and quality, but some of Chicago’s most prestigious institutions didn’t make the list.

The nonprofit Leapfrog Group lists the facilities.  They include Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Loyola’s Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park, Rush Oak Park Hospital, Amita Health Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Amita Health Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks in Glendale Heights, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur, OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth and Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon.

Four prominent Chicago hospitals aren’t on the list — Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Rush University Medical Center, University of Chicago Medical Center and Lurie Children’s Hospital.
Two of those hospitals — Northwestern Memorial and University of Chicago Medical Center — made last year’s list. Altogether, seven Illinois hospitals made the cut in 2018.  {Source: Chicago Tribune}

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Kankakee man dies in Will County crash

A Saturday night crash on the Wilmington-Peotone Road claimed the life of 35-year-old Kevin Senft of Kankakee.  Will County Sheriff's Polcie report Senft collided with another vehicle near Old Chicago Road around 11:40 pm. The Coroner's Office scheduled an autopsy today (Monday). 

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Structure fire guts home in rural Ashkum

The interior of a home in the Timberlawn Sub-division near Ashkum was destroyed in a Sunday fire. No injury was reported. No one was home at 210 S. Henry when flames were seen coming from the soffit area. Heat and smoke damage was reported, according to Ashkum Fire Chief Jeff Glenn.

The fire may have originated from the furnace or water heater. The State Fire Marshall is investigating. Danforth and Crescent City Fire provided mutual aide.

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Fatal vehicle fire in Kankakee

An early-morning vehicle fire in Kankakee Sunday left a man dead. 57-year-old Donald Whitaker was identified by the County Coroner. He was trapped inside an R-V, according Fire Chief Damon Schuldt.
Firemen responded to the 100-block of W. Oak Street about 4:40 am. The van was found fully involved. The victim was found inside. No foul play is suspected. An autopsy was planned. Kankakee city police also investigated.

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