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Riverside Medical Center Named a 100 Top Hospital by IBM Watson Health

          Riverside only one of eight hospitals in Illinois to receive distinction

Riverside Medical Center has been named one of the highest performing hospitals in the nation, according to
IBM Watson Health's 25th annual
100 Top Hospitals list.

Riverside is one of just eight hospitals in Illinois to receive this distinction. It is the ninth time Riverside has been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson HealthTM, and the sixth year in a row.

(This distinction was formerly known as Truven Health Analytics® 100 Top Hospitals).

"It is a tremendous honor to once again be named to this elite list," said Riverside President and CEO Phil Kambic. "Our doctors, nurses and staff work very hard to make sure our patients receive the highest quality care, while also focusing on efficiency and patient experience. Our employees should be very proud to know their dedication is being noticed," he said.

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New Program at Manteno: Lifestyle 360-A Cooperative Effort

The Village of Manteno, the Manteno Police Department, the Manteno Community Fire Protection District, and the Manteno Chamber of Commerce are working together to provide a resource of education, entertainment, and engagement for residents.

The program first started off as the Senior Safety Program in 2010. Over time, the program has evolved to offer a variety of topics to residents of all ages.

The program kicks off March 20 at 9am with “Meet the Mayor” at the Manteno Public Library. Mayor Tim Nugent will give a brief update on the Village happenings as well as updates on Kankakee County.

The program will run through October with a different topic each month and will be held at the Leo Hassett Community Center with the exception of the kick-off March session. Complimentary pastries and coffee provided.

More info can be found at www.villageofmanteno.com or on the Village’s Facebook events tab. All are welcome!

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Daylight Saving Time returns Sunday; change those batteries

You’ll lose an hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to daylight saving time. We spring forward Sunday at 2 am. Push your clocks ahead one-hour before going to bed Saturday night.

The Illinois Fire Marshal's office wants you to take the opportunity to change your smoke detector batteries too. As you change the clocks, also change batteries in the smoke alarms in your house.
Illinois law requires every household to have smoke alarms within 15 feet of every bedroom and at least one alarm on each floor of the home.

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More Flood clean-up this weekend >

Pleasant weather conditions this weekend should give church groups and other volunteers plenty of opportunity to progress with flood clean-up details. Several area counties, in both Illinois and Indiana, have agencies making progress with debris removal and damage assessments.
Resource Centers have been established with cleaning supplies, food and clothing being distributed to flood victims.

In Iroquois County --- assistance is coordinated thru the Emergency Management Agency. Those in need can call 815-432-6997.

Food Pantry Help ----

Beginning Monday (3/12), the Watseka Food Pantry is serving its regular clients in addition to the flood victims affected by the flood. Hours at the Watseka First United Methodist Church are 1 – 3 pm. Appointments are needed. Food, clothing and monetary donations are welcome.
Also --- MENARDS home improvement store is serving as a drop-off site for a local food pantry thru the month of March. MENARDS management states, they’re excited to participate in the opportunity while lending support to the community. MENARDS itself, offers its own wide variety of non-perishable food items that can be donated to the food pantries.

Iroquois Federal steps up as Community Leader >

The Iroquois Federal Foundation announced that they recently made a $20,000 contribution to the Iroquois County Long Term Recovery Committee to assist with their efforts in helping Iroquois County residents affected by the current flooding disaster. As the damage assessment continues, initial estimates indicate that over 225 homes throughout Iroquois County have been impacted by this disaster.

Walter “Chip” Hasselbring, President and CEO of Iroquois Federal, said “Iroquois Federal, established in 1883, has always been an active participant in our communities.” In addition to the direct financial support provided to the community, we will again establish a special flood deposit account for flood damage insurance checks. Flood victims will earn a higher rate of interest for a period of time while waiting for the repairs or raising of their homes. Our loan officers continue to work with our borrowers and other residents to discuss options to mediate other issues associated with the flooding. And, Hasselbring adds, the Iroquois Federal team at Iroquois Insurance is well versed on benefits, costs and availability of flood insurance for individuals both in and out of the designated flood hazard area.

Iroquois Federal staff at all locations continue to be active volunteers, donating hours of personal service along with financial expertise; assisting neighbors, families, friends, schools, churches and many other local community organizations in both good times and not-so-good times. This kind of effort and commitment truly makes a difference.”

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Aqua Illinois water rate hike approved

The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) Wednesday issued an order approving approximately $6.549 million in additional revenue for Aqua Illinois, Inc. (Aqua) for the delivery of water service, and approximately $757 thousand in additional revenue for sewer service. The increases, for Vermilion County customers in Danville, are just under 38% less than the $10.5 million the company requested for water service and 48% less than the $1.4 million the company requested for sewer service.

As a result of the ruling, a residential water customer will pay approximately $6.24 more per month, but the impact on an individual customer’s bill will vary depending on the meter size and amount of water consumed. The new rates are expected to take effect on March 15, 2018.

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