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Heat exhaustion and heat stroke – an infographic

information provided by Franciscan Health LANSING, Ill. (July 12, 2018) - The signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke are similar. Here's how to tell...

Summer fire safety tips

information provided by the Illinois State Fire Marshal SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (July 2018) - The Illinois State Fire Marshal offers these safety tips to users of...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melons

Six cases identified in Illinois information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (June 8, 2018) – “The Illinois Department of Public Health...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Pendants may cause radiation exposure

IEMA informs consumers information provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 15, 2018) – The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is informing consumers...

Ticks and mosquitos: avoiding the diseases they spread

Lyme disease, spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, and West Nile virus are carried by ticks and mosquitos information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill....

Synthetic cannabinoids cause two Chicago-area deaths

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 2, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the death of a second individual who experienced severe...

IDPH issues warning about synthetic cannabinoids

Six cases of severe bleeding reported information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 27, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Public...