'Da Bears' Surprise Girl, Hospital Reopens, More: Good News, Illinois

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ACROSS ILLINOIS — There’s nothing quite like coming across a story of kindness, a story of triumph, a story of happiness to brighten your day. Each week, we round up our favorite good news stories from across Illinois to help bring a smile to our readers’ faces.

This week’s Good News, Illinois roundup features a young girl who was surprised with a trip to a Bears game, a hospital that is helping to house people with disabilities and other stories that are sure to make your day a little lighter!

Dilapidated Hospital Reopens As Housing For People With Disabilities

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Aurora’s long-abandoned Copley Hospital is now a space for people with cognitive and intellectual disabilities looking to live alone.

Tinley Couple, Businesses Raise Funds To Honor Daughter’s Cancer Fight

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Jeff and Leslie Janes have partnered with local businesses to raise funds for childhood cancer research in memory of their daughter Julia.

Girl, 14, With Cancer Surprised With Free Trip To Bears, Packers Game

The Chicago Bears and Advocate Aurora Health partnered to surprise Kaylah Gonzalez with an all-expense paid trip to the Bears game Sunday.

8,600 Illinois COVID-19 Hospitalizations Prevented By Vaccines: IDPH

Hospitalizations have been averted over the past four months thanks to shots when nearly 20,000 residents tested positive since Sept. 2.

Babies ‘Bear Down’ With Patrick Scales And Staley At Advocate Christ

Bears long snapper Patrick Scales and Staley Da Bear surprised new parents and their babies at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

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