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Looks Out For Health Care Workers: Homewood-Flossmoor Hero

a woman smiling for the camera: Diane Creal, hero.

© Courtesy of Thomas Creal
Diane Creal, hero.

HOMEWOOD-FLOSSMOOR, IL — When times are tough, heroes emerge. We all know someone who’s making a difference right now as we live through unprecedented and changing times.

Here at Patch, we’ve launched an initiative to help recognize these heroes making a difference in their communities. Together with Ring, we’re working to let all your neighbors know about these outstanding people and their stories.

This submission comes from Thomas Creal who nominated Diane Creal of the Homewood-Flossmoor area. Thomas and Diane are married and Thomas said Diane looks out for heath care workers.

Name: Diane Creal

State: IL

Home town: Homewood-Flossmoor

Hero’s job: Health Care

Relationship to nominee: My wife

Reason for recognition: Every day she manages the team that cares for patients in Cook

County Healthcare System.

One thing to know: Looks out for the heath care workers.

Submitter name: Thomas Creal

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Yakima Valley fitness center, gym owners frustrated by prolonged COVID-19 closure | Local

In early March, Dana Ward was ready to open StarCycle, a boutique indoor cycling studio in Yakima.

She had planned a grand opening for the first week of April, with 22 free classes over four days. She knew there was strong demand, as all the classes were full weeks in advance.

Then Yakima County reported its first two cases of COVID-19.

“By mid-March, I knew that (opening) wasn’t going to happen,” Ward said.

In April, she started doing classes on Instagram and offered bike rentals for a nominal fee. She also worked on an opening plan that would implement safety measures, including deep sanitation and social distancing.

Nearly six months later, Ward is still waiting to open StarCycle. With no revenue, she has been covering expenses with personal funds.

“It’s so disheartening to have to sit back and wait and have no control over the situation,” she said.

Gym and

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APO-Fluconazole (fluconazole) Drug / Medicine Information

Contains the active ingredient fluconazole

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Foundation grants additional $625,000 for COVID-19 relief

The Grand Haven Area Community Foundation (GHACF) has granted more than $625,000 to area for-impact organizations serving individuals, families, and communities most impacted by COVID-19. 
Hadley Streng is president of the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation.
The GHACF extended a challenge to the community to raise an initial $150,000, which the foundation matched. 

Due to increasing needs, the GHACF doubled the original match and extended the campaign which raised more than $300,000 (totaling more than $600,000 with the Restoring Hope Challenge Match).

“We are extremely grateful to all those who generously contributed to the Community Relief and Recovery Fund,” says Hadley Streng, President at the GHACF. “The continued care and compassion exemplified by community members, fundholders, and area businesses has been inspiring. We are also equally grateful to our partner organizations, who continue to do all that they can to provide critically important services to individuals within our community during

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