IDPH says it’s not too late to get a flu shot

National Influenza Vaccination Week December 1-7, 2019 information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 2, 2019) – Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike urges everyone six months and older who has not been vaccinated, to get a flu shot this week as part of National Influenza … Read more

Illinois State Fire Marshal encourages safe cooking this holiday season

Thanksgiving is leading day for home fires involving cooking equipment information provided by the Illinois State Fire Marshal SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (November 26, 2019) – According to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) data, cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. U.S. fire departments respond … Read more

IDPH reports fifth Illinois death after vaping-related lung injury

information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (November 24, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the death of a fifth Illinois resident who had recently been hospitalized with lung injury associated with the use of e-cigarette or vaping products (EVALI). At this time, a total of … Read more

IDOT, ISP, Tollway remind public about holiday travel safety

Winter driving

“Winter Weather – Get it Together” information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (November 24, 2019) – With motorists throughout the state preparing for Thanksgiving travel, the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police, and the Illinois Tollway remind travelers that the brunt of winter is yet to come. They encourage the … Read more

Walgreens helps provide vaccines in collaboration with United Nations Foundation

“Get a Shot. Give a Shot.” campaign to provide 50 million more vaccines over next 5 years information provided by Walgreens DEERFIELD, Ill. (November 23, 2019) – Walgreens and the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign announced that the Walgreens Get a Shot. Give a Shot. program has helped provide 50 million lifesaving vaccines to children … Read more

IDPH clarifies appropriate use of antibiotics

US Antibiotic Awareness Week is November 18-24 information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (November 21, 2019) – “Antibiotics are critical to treating many infections and saving lives, but when they are prescribed and taken unnecessarily, they can become less effective,” said Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Director of the Illinois Department of … Read more

Illinois’ second Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy biennial report released

Significant investments and measurable progress in reducing nutrient loss information provided by the Illinois Department of Agriculture SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (November 20, 2019) – The Directors of the Illinois Department of Agriculture and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of the state’s second Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NLRS) biennial report. This document describes the … Read more

Lansing paramedics awarded St. Michael the Archangel pins

Franciscan Alliance recognizes “hard work and impressive skill” of LFD by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (November 19, 2019) – As one of the first orders of business at tonight’s Village Board meeting, Mayor Patty Eidam invited Deputy Fire Chief Bill Stubitsch to describe to the Board and the public the life-extending measures his paramedics took … Read more