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Funeral arrangements set for firefighter from Crystal Lake who died following battle with terminal cancer

Funeral arrangements are set for later this week for a 34-year-old firefighter and Crystal Lake resident who died last weekend following a battle with terminal cancer. The Itasca Fire Department said firefighter Frank Nunez died on Sunday after a “long and courageous battle with cancer.” The fire department asked surrounding fire departments to join in […]

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‘We can do it’: Retired nurse from Vernon Hills receives Northwestern Medicine’s first lung-liver transplant at same hospital where he worked

A retired nurse from Vernon Hills received Northwestern Medicine’s first successful lung-liver transplant at the same hospital where he once worked. Patricio Collera, 63, of Vernon Hills, is a retired nurse who worked at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago for two years. Collera was born in the Philippines and trained to become a nurse. […]

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34-year-old Crystal Lake man, firefighter says final goodbyes after battle with terminal cancer

A 34-year-old firefighter is saying his final goodbyes and has been transported back to his Crystal Lake home on hospice care following a battle with a rare terminal cancer. Frank Nunez, 34, of Crystal Lake, spent recent days saying his final goodbyes from a hospital room at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Nunez, who began experiencing […]

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Northwestern Medicine says they will end maternity services at McHenry hospital next week

Northwestern Medicine announced their McHenry hospital will eliminate labor and delivery services starting this coming Tuesday after a state board approved the change earlier this week. The ​​​​​Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board met on Tuesday and voted 7-1 to allow the Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry to close their obstetrics and gynecology department. […]

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State board approves request to eliminate maternity services at Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry

A state board on Tuesday approved an application from Northwestern Medicine to eliminate labor and delivery services at their McHenry hospital starting next month. The ​​​​​Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board met Tuesday and voted 7-1 to allow the Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry to close their obstetrics and gynecology department. Beginning in January, […]