Winter storm, difficult driving conditions expected Sunday across northern, central Illinois

Heavy snow, reduced visibility to impact travel at end of Thanksgiving holiday weekend information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation CHICAGO, Ill. (November 24, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Transportation is warning the public that a winter storm with the potential for up to 12 inches of snow in northern Illinois is anticipated … Read more

IDPH offers tips for safe holiday cooking

information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (November 21, 2018) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 48 million people a year get sick from a foodborne illness, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die. Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D., says a … Read more

Cold snap underway, IDOT, ISP and Tollway urge public: ‘Winter Weather—Get it Together’

information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (November 17, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police, the Illinois Tollway and their safety partners are urging the public to get ready for snow and ice and prepare for driving when conditions make a turn for the worse in the months … Read more

Antibiotics can’t kill the common cold

Antibiotic Awareness Week November 12-18, 2018 information provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (November 13, 2018) – Up to 50 percent of all prescribed antibiotics are not needed or are not effective as prescribed. Each year in the United States, at least two million people become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, … Read more

Ahead of winter blood shortage, Vitalant seeks donors at Lansing donation center

2 River Plaza, Suite G, Lansing, Illinois LANSING, Ill. (November 2, 2018—A area-wide shortage of blood has officials with Vitalant concerned about local hospitals having an adequate supply of whole blood, platelets, and plasma as we move into a time of year which typically sees a decline in blood donations nationally. In the Lansing area, … Read more

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