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Riverside Medical Center Named to Becker's 100 Great Community Hospitals List

           ---  Riverside is recognized for playing a key role in the community   ---

For the sixth consecutive year, Riverside Medical Center has been named one of Becker's Hospital Review's 100 Great Community Hospitals.

According to Becker's, Riverside earned the honor, "for serving as a centerpiece for health and playing a key role in the community." Additionally, the hospitals included are recognized for clinical quality, operational excellence and economic impact in the surrounding area.

Becker's Hospital Review selected independent community hospitals as well as hospitals affiliated with large healthcare systems for inclusion based on analysis of key awards, rankings and certifications in addition to the hospital's reputation for leadership and innovation.

Riverside Medical Center is one of only five hospitals in Illinois to be named in the 2017 Great Community Hospitals list.

"Riverside is pleased to be selected as one of Becker's Great Community Hospitals for the sixth consecutive year," said Phil Kambic, President and CEO of Riverside Healthcare. "This recognition truly sets Riverside's doctors, nurses and staff apart as a leader in the community, and we're proud to offer the best care to our patients and their families."

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National Night Out at Perry Farm Tuesday

Several local police departments are participating in National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1st. The events are free and open to the public.

The Perry Farm in Bourbonnais is is the setting for the annual event. It’s a family night out, events focus on community and police communication.

The Joliet Police department will hold the annual event at its West Substation located at 7196 Caton Farm Road.

The National Night Out is a year-long community building campaign designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-crime program and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.

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District 21 State Police weekend DUI arrests

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of and Ashley A. Phillips, 27, of Kankakee for DUI Alcohol and Terrance M. Lease, 32, of Watseka for DUI Drugs.

A single vehicle crash with injuries on I-57 southbound in Kankakee County led to a DUI arrest. Ashley Phillips showed signs of alcohol impairment when talking with a trooper at the hospital. Phillips was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for improper lane usage and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

A State Trooper was dispatched to a traffic crash with injuries on US 24 at IL RT 49 in Iroquois County. The trooper arrived at the hospital and spoke with the driver, 32-yr-old Terrance Lease. Lease showed signs of drug impairment. Lease was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Lease was also issued citations for improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
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Indiana State Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for an improper headlight Saturday on U.S. 12 at the Porter/Lake County Line. After giving the trooper two false names, the defendant then identified himself as 27-yr-old Diondray Gill of Gary, Indiana. Mr. Gill admitted to having multiple warrants and that he did not have a valid driver's license. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a loaded Taurus .22LR handgun under the driver’s seat.. Gill stated that he had the weapon for his personal protection. Gill was arrested for Identity Deception level 6 felony, False Information, driving without a license, possession of a handgun without a license, Gill also had three outstanding warrants, one being for Kidnapping/criminal confinement with a nationwide extradition, and two local warrants from the Gary Police Department. Gill was transported and remanded to the Porter County Jail without incident. A female passenger was released from the scene without any charges.
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State Police DUI arrests

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of and Ashley A. Phillips, 27, of Kankakee for DUI Alcohol and Terrance M. Lease, 32, of Watseka for DUI Drugs.

A single vehicle crash with injuries on I-57 southbound in Kankakee County led to a DUI arrest. Ashley Phillips showed signs of alcohol impairment when talking with a trooper at the hospital. Phillips was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for improper lane usage and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

A State Trooper was dispatched to a traffic crash with injuries on US 24 at IL RT 49 in Iroquois County. The trooper arrived at the hospital and spoke with the driver, 32-yr-old Terrance Lease. Lease showed signs of drug impairment. Lease was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Lease was also issued citations for improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
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Indiana State Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for an improper headlight Saturday on U.S. 12 at the Porter/Lake County Line. After giving the trooper two false names, the defendant then identified himself as 27-yr-old Diondray Gill of Gary, Indiana. Mr. Gill admitted to having multiple warrants and that he did not have a valid driver's license. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a loaded Taurus .22LR handgun under the driver’s seat.. Gill stated that he had the weapon for his personal protection. Gill was arrested for Identity Deception level 6 felony, False Information, driving without a license, possession of a handgun without a license, Gill also had three outstanding warrants, one being for Kidnapping/criminal confinement with a nationwide extradition, and two local warrants from the Gary Police Department. Gill was transported and remanded to the Porter County Jail without incident. A female passenger was released from the scene without any charges.
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I-65 work in Jasper County

Two Interstate 65 ramps in Jasper County get attention today (Monday). Construction crews will close the I-65 northbound exit ramp to U.S. 231 and the U.S. 231 entrance ramp to I-65 southbound.

It's part of a $37 million contract that includes patching and resurfacing. The project is expected to wrap up at the end of August.

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