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Posted on: April 1, 2019

Rx for Health: Walking in Nature

The sixth annual Rx for Health: Walking in Nature season kicks off soon! The first two walks are scheduled for:

  • Saturday, April 13 at the Hastings Lake Forest Preserve (21155 W. Gelden Rd., Lake Villa)
  • Saturday, April 27 at Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserv...
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Health Department News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Low-Cost Pet Vaccination and Microchip Clinics

Animal Care and Control will host low-cost pet vaccination and microchip clinics on specific Saturdays this spring and summer. The next three clinics are scheduled for:

  • April 20 at the Lake County Fairgrounds (1060 East Peterson Rd., Grayslake)
  • April 27 at ...
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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Guard and Discard your Prescription Drugs

The National Drug Enforcement Agency will host a Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27. Visit takebackday.dea.gov to learn more and find your nearest take back location.

Lake County has 32 prescription drug disposal boxes located at Police ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Measles Case in North Suburban Cook County

On March 27, the Cook County Department of Public Health reported a confirmed case of measles. The north suburban Cook County resident visited multiple locations along the Lake-Cook County border and may have exposed Lake County residents to measles. The ...

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Health Department News
Posted on: April 11, 2019

Tobacco 21 Update

On Sunday, April 7, 2019, Illinois Governor Pritzker signed Tobacco 21 into law. Effective July 1, the legal sales age for tobacco products and electronic smoking devices in Illinois will be raised from 18 to 21.

The Lake County Board and Board of Health c...

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Health Department News
Posted on: April 9, 2019

Ethylene Oxide Air Monitoring Plans Defined

Lake County, Ill. — Village of Gurnee, City of Waukegan, and Lake County Health Department officials have completed preliminary plans for outdoor air quality monitoring for ethylene oxide (EtO) near Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Gurnee and Medl...

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Health Department News
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Ethylene Oxide Emissions in Lake County, Illinois

On November 2, 2018, the Lake County Health Department learned of concerns surrounding ethylene oxide emissions from Medline Industries in Waukegan and Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Gurnee. 

The Health Department immediately initiated communicati...

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Lake County Residents Surveyed on Tobacco Control Initiatives

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The Lake County Health Department's Prevention Services surveyed 1,306 youth and adult residents of Lake County on their opinions of topics on tobacco control. Analysis of the data has shown that individuals in our communities are concerned about the heal...

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