IDNR reminds display sponsors to check credentials of fireworks vendors

Fireworks safety reminder: Leave displays to those who are licensed and trained information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (July 1, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is reminding individuals and organizations sponsoring fireworks displays in Illinois to be sure their fireworks vendor has the required state licenses … Read more

Heat safety tips

information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (June 30, 2018) – Hot weather with high humidity is predicted for the next several days, and Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., is reminding people about the importance of staying cool in order to avoid heat-related illnesses like heat … Read more

Bus ads help raise awareness of Baby Safe Haven Law

Illinois DCFS, the Save Abandoned Babies Foundation, and Pace Bus team up to save babies information provided by the Save Abandoned Babies Foundation CHICAGO, Ill. (June 21, 2018) – Illinois Department of Child and Family Services, the Save Abandoned Babies Foundation, and Pace Bus have joined forces to launch a new campaign aimed at educating … Read more

Wentworth Walgreens offers safe medication disposal kiosk

Lansing location is now one of 1,000 kiosks nationwide by Melanie Jongsma DEERFIELD, Ill. (June 11, 2018) – Walgreens today announced it has reached 1,000 safe medication disposal kiosk installations at its drugstores nationwide. Joining company officials to mark the milestone at one of its Las Vegas stores was Governor Brian Sandoval of Nevada, where … Read more

IEMA encourages families to prepare for extreme heat, severe weather this summer

National Lightning Safety Awareness Week is June 24–30 information provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (June 5, 2018) – The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is reminding Illinois residents that with the right tools and a little preparation, summertime can be safe, fun, and relaxing. Precautions against extreme heat Each year in the … Read more

IDPH reports first mosquitoes to test positive For West Nile Virus

No human cases reported so far this year information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 30, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) confirmed today the first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus in Illinois for 2018. North Shore Mosquito Abatement District staff collected the positive … Read more

Air Pollution Action Day Alert issued for Saturday, May 26

Conditions likely to continue through Memorial Day weekend information provided by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency CHICAGO, Ill. (May 25, 2018) – The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has issued an Air Pollution Action Day Alert for the Chicago Metropolitan area for Saturday, May 26. Today’s alert includes the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Grundy, … Read more

Updated Illinois sport fish consumption advisory

information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced an updated consumption advisory for sport fish caught in Illinois waters. These changes are the result of continued sampling by the Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program and do not suggest that Illinois fish are becoming more … Read more

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