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IDPH warns of growing substance abuse of Veterinary drug  

BOURBONNAIS - Illinois Police and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are warning of growing abuse of the Veterinarian drug  Xylazine. Xylazine is a drug used...

Tick-Spread Virus reported in Illinois for the first time since 2018 in Kankakee County  

KANKAKEE – The Tickborn Heartland Virus has been reported in Illinois for the first time since it was reported here in 2018. The Illinois Department of...

Will County resident becomes first West Nile Virus Death in Illinois this year

JOLIET  – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Friday a Will County resident has become the confirmed the first human West Nile...

Red Cross issues Emergency blood shortage following lowest donor turnout

WASHINGTON – The American Red Cross is facing an emergency blood and platelet shortage. According to the organization, donors have reached their lowest levels of...

Person catches pneumonic plague after having contact with sick pet cats

WYOMING – A person has contracted a serious case of pneumonic plague after reportedly catching it from a pet cat. According to the Centers for...

Will County now holds second most COVID-19 outbreaks among schools in Illinois, per IDPH

MOKENA – At least eight schools countywide have reported COVID-19 outbreaks among classrooms since the beginning of this school year. According to the Illinois Department of...