Friday, May 3, 2013
The Drama Group, based in Chicago Heights, is hosting, 'A Night For Josie,' a fundraising event to help offset H-F High School graduate Josie Nordman's medical bills. Nordman is in need of a lung transplant.
After a month in which the Homewood-Flossmoor community banded together to help Homewood-Flossmoor High School graduate Josie Nordman through local businesses, they're rising to the challenge again, with the help of neighbors in Chicago Heights, digging deep. On Saturday, May 11, the Drama Group of Chicago Heights, 330 W. 202nd Street, will host, 'An Evening for Josie,' in an effort to continue raising money for Nordman's treatments. Nordman suffers from Cystic Fibrosis, a disease that has left her with less than 15-percent function in her lungs. "We heard about Josie and we just thought, 'How can we not help,'" said Tina Zagone, a spokersperson for the Drama Group. " After hearing about the struggles of Nordman, the community came …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
The proposed legislation calls for a strict, four-year started program.
A medical marijuana bill passed the Illinois House Human Services Committee in an 11-4 vote last Wednesday, the Telegraph reports. It will now go to the entire House for consideration. The legislation calls for a strict, four-year starter program. Only patients over the age of 18 years and diagnosed with a specific terminal or debilitating disease would be eligible to participate. Background checks would also be part of the screening process. While some legislators have expressed concern that medical marijuana would encourage recreational use, a recent poll revealed the vast majority of Illinois voters support the idea. Get the rest of the story from the Telegraph.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
19-year-old Josie Nordman needs a lung transplant to survive but the famly can’t foot the $75,000 bill on their own.
This article was updated at 5 p.m. on Jan. 16, 2013 Josie Nordman of Homewood was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a chronic and frequently fatal lung disease, when she was only four months old. Now, at 19, the Northwestern University sophomore is left with only 22 percent of her lung function. Last December, she was added to the lung transplant list. A transplant is her only hope of surviving. Unfortunately, that hope comes with a hefty $50,000 to $75,000 price tag for the family after insurance is taken into consideration. “We are struggling to pay our monthly bills due to so many medical costs that we have no idea how to come up with this kind of money,” Josie’s mother Nicolle Nordman said on Facebook. “We need a miracle …” Nicolle …
This week the retailer will ship about 7,000 additional doses of the flu vaccine to its pharmacies in Homewood and across the Midwest with deliveries scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 15
Friday, January 11, 2013
Chicago and its surrounding suburbs are seeing a steady rise in flu cases.
Area health agencies are reporting that this year's flu season is particularly intense. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is monitoring "widespread" influenza activity in Illinois this year. According to the Cook County Department of Public Health the number of people experiencing influenza-like symptoms continues to increase in the suburbs. Those suffering from the illness are showing symptoms that are much more severe than in previous years. Drug manufacturers have also been feeling the effects of the increased number of cases. The makers of Tamiflu, which slows down flu symptoms, reported a shortage of the drug,according to Reuters. The CDC is reporting that the Great Lakes region is the nation's hardest hit with …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
The CDC announced that this is the worst year for West Nile Virus since it started tracking in 1999. Check out how your area is faring in our interactive map of diagnosed cases in humans and mosquitoes.