Park Forest and COVID-19

Get Vaccinated Even If You Had COVID-19

Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- You should get a COVID-19 vaccine even if you already had COVID-19, the CDC reports. No currently available test can reliably determine if you are protected after being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Get vaccinated! Getting a COVID-19 vaccine after you recover from infection with the[Read More…]

Congresswoman Robin Kelly. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Maternal Health Bill, Funding for 10 Community Project Requests Included in 2022 Omnibus Package

The funding package includes Rep. Kelly’s Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act, $50 Million in Community Projects, Violence Prevention Chicago Heights, IL-(ENEWSPF)- On Wednesday, March 9, 2022, Congresswoman Robin L. Kelly (IL-02) voted to pass the Fiscal Year 2022 Omnibus Appropriations, which includes her bipartisan bill, the Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act,[Read More…]

Gary Kopycinski, Kopy's Kolumn, here's looking at you

Kopy’s Kolumn: Are You One of the Ear People?

Commentary, Musings, and Some News by Gary KopycinskiEditor & Publisher Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Are you one of the “Ear People?” Are you one of those people who are always on the phone no matter where you are? Walking through the grocery store, through CVS, Walgreens, standing in line at Subway,[Read More…]

A healthcare worker.

Human Rights Campaign Announces Launch of First-Ever National In-Home HIV Testing Kit Program

Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, in partnership with Us Helping Us, launched the United States’ first national in-home HIV testing program centered around reaching communities disproportionately impacted by HIV—Black and Latinx[Read More…]

Southland College Prep

Southland College Prep Charter High School to Host Free Vaccination Clinic Wed. July 28

Richton Park, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Southland College Prep Charter High School will host a free vaccination clinic to prevent COVID-19 on Wednesday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school, 4601 Sauk Trail, Richton Park, Illinois. Anyone age 12 or older is eligible to receive Pfizer or Moderna vaccine[Read More…]

Rush University Medical Center Chicago

Illinois Physicians Thank State Lawmakers For Putting Patients First

Long-needed reforms in prior authorization process will benefit patients’ care Springfield, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Regan Thomas, M.D., President of the Illinois State Medical Society, issued a statement praising the Illinois Senate taking action on House Bill 711: Now that the Illinois General Assembly has passed the Prior Authorization Reform Act, House Bill[Read More…]

State Senator Patrick Joyce

Op-Ed: On the Need for Availability of COVID-19 Vaccines

Sen. Patrick Joyce D-Essex, 40th State Senate District ENEWSPF- One thing is on my constituents’ minds these days, besides this recent cold snap: When can I and my loved ones get the COVID-19 vaccine? There are no easy answers to that question right now. But rest assured, we are demanding[Read More…]

The VOLO health assessment survey

Marian Catholic Employs Health Assessment App Every Day

All students and staff are required to use VOLO Health Self-Assessment App Chicago Heights, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Every student, every staff member, every day: on Tuesday, September 8, Marian Catholic added another tool to its COVID-19 Health & Safety Procedures: the VOLO Health Self-Assessment app. Students and staff have used the app[Read More…]

Gary Kopycinski, Kopy's Kolumn, here's looking at you

The COVID-19 Surge: Hospitals Full & Morgues Overflowing If You Won’t Wear a Mask

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- In August, I interviewed a friend I hadn’t spoken with in over 35 years. We graduated college together. I’m happily teaching, and Tim Angelotti has his MD PhD., currently an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine (ICU) at the Stanford University Medical Center. Tim makes[Read More…]

Summer and Fall at Prairie State College