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Nursing shortage hits area hospitals

Across the country and in every state, including Illinois, there is a shortage of nurses. Hospitals are doing everything they can to fill nursing jobs to care for patients. COVID-19’s latest surge exacerbates long-standing forces driving nursing shortfalls, prompting an ...

Silver Cross Hospital and Lewis Univ. partner on student loan repayment support

Romeoville - With a shared commitment to the future of the nursing profession, Silver Cross Hospital has partnered with the Lewis University College of Nursing and Health Sciences to provide student loan repayment support of up to $27,000 for Lewis ...

Silver Cross Hospital, Lewis University partner on student loan repayment support

With a shared commitment to the future of the nursing profession, Silver Cross Hospital has partnered with the Lewis University College of Nursing and Health Sciences to provide student loan repayment support of up to $27,000 for Lewis nursing graduates ...

State officials give update on I-80 corridor project

State officials visited Will County on Monday to recommit to a six-year plan aimed at a complete overhaul of the Interstate 80 corridor. Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation joined by local officials introduced the six-year plan ...

Silver Cross ups the ante in employee compensation

Employees of Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox will soon be seeing more money in their paychecks. Hospital officials announced last week major enhancements to its employee compensation and Total Rewards program that impact nearly every Silver Cross employee.

New Football coach named at Providence Catholic High School

TTW sports The Providence Catholic Athletic Department has named Mr. Tyler Plantz the new Head Coach of the PCHS Football Program for the 2022 season. Starting in 2015, Tyler began his Coaching career at Notre Dame under the watchful eye ...

Winfrey Chosen for Silver Cross Board of Directors

Denise Winfrey, a Will County Board member and a longtime Joliet resident, has been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.

Vaccine rates among African Americans in Will County dangerously low

Health officials in Will County are working to get more African Americans vaccinated as numbers continue to dangerously remain low, putting them at a high risk for contracting COVID-19.

State officials attend ribbon cutting ceremony for new park in New Lenox

A new park has opened in New Lenox that is designed to be accessible to those with special needs. State Senators Patrick Joyce (D-Essex) and Michael E. Hastings (D-Frankfort) attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of Leigh ...

Silver Cross Foundation receives transformational gift to build NICU

New Lenox residents Tom and Michele Vana recently made an undisclosed transformational gift to support Will County's only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) opening in 2022 at Silver Cross Hospital.

Providence Catholic Football coach to retire after 2021 season

thetimesweekly.com The Providence Catholic High School football program has had only two head coaches in its storied 53-year history. That will change after the fall of 2021. Coach Mark Coglianese has announced that he will step down after thirty-four years ...

Residents mixed on video gaming

It is a predicament facing many communities across the State of Illinois. Towns are grappling with whether to allow video gaming inside bars, restaurants, gas stations and other establishments with hopes of increasing the coffers from the revenues these machines ...

Silver Cross Hospital achieves 'Triple Crown" for Healthcare

Silver Cross Hospital achieved a first in its 125-year history: a place on the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® list, a 5-Star Rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)and an A for Patient Safety by the ...

Construction summer projects will put more people to work

Communities in Will County will benefit from a third $250 million installment for transportation projects as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital improvement program. Joliet is slated to receive $1.6 million; Plainfield $434,757.27; Lockport $281,080.28; Romeoville $435,844.69; Shorewood $192,164.89; and ...

Lifeline helping communities thrive

Many families in communities throughout Joliet and Will County have been struggling as a result of the ongoing health crisis. The Coronavirus pandemic has upended the local economy and in the poorest areas of the county – many who were ...

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