Too Cold for Freeport’s Luminary Night, FHN Urges Caution

FREEPORT, Ill., Dec. 15, 2016 — Due to the forecast high of -5 (and low of -18) for Sunday, FHN will not participate in this year’s Luminary Night activities. Luminary Night is a traditional event for the Freeport neighborhoods of Stephenson St. and Lincoln Blvd. from West Avenue to Park Boulevard.

“FHN’s mission is to improve the health of our community, and we believe that Sunday evening will simply be too cold to be outside for any length of time,” said FHN President and CEO Michael Perry, MD. “Since nearly everyone could be affected by this dangerous weather, we encourage folks both in our neighborhood and throughout northwest Illinois to stay safe and warm inside their homes and limit their exposure to the cold.”

FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,400 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 22 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, occupational and chiropractic health services, dental care and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit

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