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    JOLIET, Ill. (CBS) — It was the 4th of July, but Saturday was also the first day of a massive nurses’ strike at a major Joliet hospital. In front of AMITA Health St. Joseph Medical Center on Madison Street in Joliet, 720 nurses picketed Saturday. The Illinois Nurses Association claims the hospital routinely violates its own policy that caps the number of patients for whom each nurse cares. The nurses say that puts patients at risk. The hospital said they...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Seven new state-run centers will open this summer to support Illinois small businesses.The new Small Business Development Centers are located in Chicago, Elgin and Joliet.With many Illinois businesses currently facing unprecedented burdens as a result of COVID-19 and recent civil unrest, our SBDC community partners can be a lifeline for businesses working to reopen safely, said Michael Negron, Acting Director of DCEO in a statement. Our SBDCs are essential to the work we do day in and...
    JOLIET, ILL. (AP) — More than 700 nurses at Amita Health St. Joseph Medical Center Joliet went on strike Saturday morning after negotiations between the hospital and the nurses union failed to result in a contract. The strike comes after Amita Health, which has 19 hospitals in Illinois, issued a statement that said it would bring in other licensed nurses during a strike, prepare to have ambulances bypass the hospital if necessary and cancel non-urgent surgeries. In an email Saturday...
    JOLIET, Ill. (WLS) -- Nurses at AMITA Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet are scheduled to walk off the job Saturday morning in the hospitals first nurses strike since 1993.Their contract expired in May, with neither side coming to an agreement.One nurse negotiator told ABC7 that theyve been giving their 150%, even under the COVID-19 pandemic, but staffing remains a major sticking point.Every patient is different. They come to the hospital with issues and illnesses that demand that they...
    JOLIET, Ill. (WLS) -- The wife of a man who died in Joliet police custody is heartbroken and demanding answers after watching dashcam video of his treatment while in custody.The incident happened during a drug sting in January 2020. The case is under investigation and the Joliet Police Department are defending their officers, but the Eric Lurrys widow said officers contributed to his death by not rendering aid.On January 28, Lurry was handcuffed in the back of a Joliet police...
    JOLIET, Ill. (WLS) -- The wife of a man who died in Joliet police custody is heartbroken and demanding answers after watching dashcam video of his treatment while in custody.The incident happened during a drug sting in January 2020. The case is under investigation and the Joliet Police Department are defending their officers, but the Eric Lurrys widow said officers contributed to his death by not rendering aid.On January 28, Lurry was handcuffed in the back of a Joliet police...
    JOLIET, Ill. (CBS) — The video of a man who died in police custody in a Joliet has led to a call for an independent investigation. On Thursday, Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk talked to CBS 2 investigator Dave Savini, who broke the story about the video’s existence this week. The mayor said he was concerned about how the evidence was handled. He said CBS 2 obtained a cameras angle he never knew about, and audio is missing. “Clearly,...
    JOLIET, Ill. (CBS) — A controversy has exploded about a video obtained by the CBS 2 Investigators. The video has just surfaced, even though Eric Lurry, the man who is seen in it, died in the custody of Joliet police nearly six months ago. It is another example of police departments across the country, holding back critical videos that raise questions about misconduct. But in this case, it was a Joliet police field training sergeant who blew the whistle. CBS...
    JOLIET, Ill. (CBS) — Another man has died in police custody, and there are accusations that Joliet police tried to cover it all up – including a video that was buried for five months. CBS 2 investigator Dave Savini spoke exclusively with the man’s widow. Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk said he had “grave concerns” Tuesday night after watching a police video that he said was withheld from him for five months. We learned it shows police hitting a man in...