ILLINOIS—The National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) announced that the Northern Illinois Public Health Consortium has been recognized in a national competition honoring excellence in public health communication.
SPRINGFIELD—Laboratory analysis of environmental sampling conducted by the IEMA earlier this week showed no measurable increases of radiation in the environment as a result of a steam release from the Byron Nuclear Power Plant.
GENEVA—The LivingWell Cancer Resource Center announces the new lecture series, “Back On Track,” designed for those who have recently completed cancer treatment.
Washington, D.C.—The people of the state of Illinois suffered among the greatest number of losses in the Vietnam War, sacrificing 2,938 service-men and women in combat.
Agency continues to monitor plant conditions through remote monitoring system
AURORA—Heartland Blood Centers, a nonprofit medical organization servicing 38 area hospitals, is struggling to meet the needs of patients with O Negative blood type in area hospitals.
GENEVA—Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice, a nonprofit organization offering support for those with life-threatening illnesses and the bereaved, is offering a series of programs in February for those who have experienced the death of a family member or other loved one.
CHICAGO—Illinois transportation and law enforcement officials urged motorists to prepare for winter driving conditions.
KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Healthy Places Coalition is urging homeowners to have their homes tested for the presence of this odorless, tasteless and colorless gas as part of National Radon Awareness Month.
Kaneland—Kaneland High School will host a Health and Wellness Fair on Tuesday, Jan. 24.
SPRINGFIELD—The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal urges everyone to pay special attention to Christmas decorations to avoid any potential dangers.
CHICAGO—The National Weather Service is forecasting that this winter will be “colder and wetter than average.”
SPRINGFIELD—To help stay healthy during the holidays and all year, give the gift of health by getting an influenza vaccination to not only protect you, but others as well.
ST. CHARLES—Kane County reported its first human case of West Nile virus for 2011 this past week, a 63-year-old woman from St. Charles.
KANE COUNTY—Halloween is best known for spooky costumes and scary pranks. Unfortunately, Halloween also is becoming is one of the deadliest times of the year on roads because of drunken driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
SPRINGFIELD—Illinois has one of the highest numbers of lead poisoning cases in the nation, with the Illinois Department of Public Health reporting about 3,300 children last year with elevated blood lead levels.
GENEVA—The Delnor Foundation invites all local residents to make an impact on cancer care in the Fox Valley community by attending the 2011 Gala “Footloose and Cancer Free.”
GENEVA—Personal Wellness/Life Coaches Rose Diaz and Debbie Miller will teach ways that can help people authentically empower themselves by shifting from habits that don’t serve them an inspiring life during a session on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
GENEVA—Kane County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay and U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren announced last week that Kane County has been awarded a $1.04 million grant to address lead-based paint hazards in area homes and to develop a county-wide Healthy Homes Program.