CHICAGO—This year marks the 50th anniversary of National Poison Prevention Week (March 18-24).
MONTGOMERY—In continuing to keep pace with community growth and the accompanying demand for more athletic fields, the Fox Valley Park District will begin expansion of Stuart Sports Complex this spring.
CHICAGO—Family members who have lost a loved one will now have easier access to the deceased’s medical records under a new Illinois law.
FOX VALLEY—Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice (FVVH), a community-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those with life-threatening illnesses and the bereaved, is in need of volunteers to serve clients in the Fox Valley area.
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.