• coronavirus illinois May 13, 2020

    How Many Hospital Beds Are Available Near You in Illinois, Indiana

    NBC 5 Investigates has analyzed federal and state reports to show which counties in the greater Chicago area have the most beds, both regular and the ICU, per capita, and which have the fewest. Search the table below to find your county in Illinois, Indiana, southeastern Wisconsin and southwestern Michigan and find out how your hospital fares.

  • coronavirus Mar 27, 2020

    Aurora Company Transforms Factory to Manufacture Emergency Beds

    A suburban company is transforming its factory into an emergency bed manufacturer in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Richards-Wilcox, a privately-owned Aurora-based company founded in 1880, is known for manufacturing office storage, filing systems and cover systems, among other products. The company says their Aurora plant is now fully equipped to produce emergency beds for hospitals, short-term medical facilities, and…

  • Coronavirus hospital beds Mar 27, 2020

    Which Chicago-Area Counties Have the Most Hospital Beds? And the Least?

    After Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s warning about Illinois’ supply of hospital beds, NBC 5 Investigates analyzed federal and state healthcare data to see which counties have the greatest number of beds — both Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds and regular beds — per capita — and which have the fewest. In general, smaller counties in downstate Illinois and other more rural…

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