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Over 400 employees at Advocate Aurora Health fired for not complying with COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Advocate Aurora Health, which operates hospitals in Libertyville, Barrington and throughout the Chicago area, has fired more than 400 employees who refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine. In early August, Advocate Aurora Health announced they were requiring all team members to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 15, saying their decision “underlines safety as the […]

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Nurse fired, later arrested after intentional negligence of patient who died at Condell Hospital in Libertyville, authorities say

Authorities say a nurse has been fired and charged after she “inserted her own agenda” and was intentionally being negligent in the care she provided a critically ill patient before he died. Geneva G. Wright, 32, of the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue in Grayslake, was charged with two counts of reckless conduct, which is […]

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St. Mary’s Road in Mettawa to close for several weeks for road construction

Transportation officials say that St. Mary’s Road in Mettawa will be closed for several weeks for road construction and repairs to the railroad crossing starting on Monday. The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) in conjunction with the Canadian National Railroad, on behalf of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway (EJ&E RR), will be temporarily […]

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Family of COVID-19 patient drops ivermectin treatment lawsuit against Condell Hospital in Libertyville

The family who sued Libertyville-based Advocate Condell Medical Center to allow ivermectin to be administered to their critically ill mother has dropped their lawsuit. Leslie Pai, 68, of Cook County, was admitted to NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital with COVID-19 symptoms on August 31, according to a report by the Chicago Tribune. The woman was already taking […]

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Judge orders Condell Hospital in Libertyville to give COVID-19 patient controversial drug ivermectin

After a judge ordered Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville to give a critically ill COVID-19 patient ivermectin, the hospital says the drug caused the patient’s heart rate to plunge twice. Leslie Pai, 68, of Cook County, was admitted to NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital with COVID-19 symptoms on August 31, according to a report by the […]