IDOT ready for pavement blowouts during heat wave

information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (July 18, 2019) – With extreme heat dominating the forecast, the Illinois Department of Transportation cautioned motorists to be on the lookout for pavement buckling on roads throughout the state. “The hottest week of the year means the potential for pavement failures will increase,” said … Read more

Flanked by two seismic zones, Illinois is susceptible to earthquakes

IEMA encourages preparation information provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (July 11, 2019) – Records indicate Illinois and several other states in the central United States were rocked by some of the largest earthquakes ever measured in North American history. Illinois is flanked on its western and eastern borders by two active … Read more

Walgreens and kaléo partner to offer FDA-approved epinephrine auto-injector for infants and toddlers

Full AUVI-Q product line now available at Walgreens locations nationwide information provided by Walgreens DEERFIELD, Ill. and RICHMOND, Va. (July 13, 2019) – Walgreens and kaléo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company, announced that the AUVI-q® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.1 mg auto-injector is available at Walgreens locations nationwide. AUVI-q 0.1 mg is the first and only epinephrine … Read more

Summer boating safety starts with wearing life jackets, staying sober

information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (July 7, 2019) – “The last week in June was a particularly sad week for our officers,” said Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Director of Law Enforcement Jerry Costello. “Illinois Conservation Police were called in to lead or assist in recovery for nearly … Read more

State officials offer heat safety tips

“Heat kills more people each year than other weather-related hazards” information provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (July 4, 2019) – On average, heat kills more people each year than other weather-related hazards such as tornadoes, floods, and lightning. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), heat accounted for an average of … Read more

Carnival and fair season keeps state inspectors busy

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“Fines are not the goal. Safety is.” information provided by the Illinois Department of Labor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (June 30, 2019) – Carnival and fair season is nearing its peak, and that means lots of work for the amusement ride safety inspectors of the Illinois Department of Labor. Pre-empting tragedy Beginning in 1985, largely in response … Read more