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.
KANE COUNTY—October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the color of the ribbon is purple.
SPRINGFIELD—The state fire marshall is urging families to take time to learn about important steps in fire safety during National Fire Prevention Week through this Saturday.
Kaneland parents are encouraged to bring their children, ages 3 to 5 years old, to a preschool screening on Friday, Oct. 21, at Morningstar Community Church, 8S101 Barnes Road. Children will be assessed on development milestones including speech, hearing, vision and motor skills. For an appointment, call (630) 365-5111, ext. 158.
KANE COUNTY—Autumn is the beginning of the flu season, and now is a good time to think about protecting yourself with a flu vaccine. The Kane County Health Department encourages all residents to take the time to get a flu vaccine.
SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board is just saying no … to synthetic alternative drugs.
GENEVA—The LivingWell Cancer Resource Center announces several upcoming events to increase awareness and to help raise funds for the center during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October:
GENEVA—Is there someone that you know who deserves to be recognized for their dedication to the community?
SPRINGFIELD—Influenza vaccine is now at local health departments, pharmacies and health care facilities around the state.
KANE COUNTY—A senior companion program that pairs up volunteers and seniors with the goal of enhancing their lives is expanding throughout southern Kane County.
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has partnered with Illinois State Police and local law enforcement agencies across the state to kick off the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” mobilization, an intensive, two-week crackdown on impaired driving leading up to the Labor Day holiday.
GENEVA—TriCity Family Services is accepting nominations for the 27th Annual William D. Barth Award.
SPRINGFIELD—The hottest days of summer are ahead—can you keep your home comfortable without breaking the bank? The Energy Education Council offers some simple tips to boost comfort and save on electric bills during the sultriest of days: • Make sure your air conditioner filter is clean; change or clean it monthly during the cooling season.…
KANE COUNTY—The recent wet spring is sure to breed a good crop of mosquitoes, but while they may be annoying, they are not the kind that spread West Nile virus.
With the thermometer expected to rise into the 90s and the humidity climbing to uncomfortably high levels Friday, the Kane County Health Department again is urging residents to take precautions as these conditions can lead to heat illness.