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Mosquito’s: West Nile Virus and Zika

With the warm weather having finally arrived for good, it will soon be time for everything that comes with it. That goes for fresh new leaves on the trees; a new generation of houseflies; and of course, mosquitoes. At the ...

Why Union Members Support the March for Climate, Jobs, and Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Union members from around the country will be taking part in the March for Climate, Jobs, and Justice in Washington, D.C. on President Trump’s 100th day in office, April 29, and in solidarity marches and events in ...

Dear EarthTalk: Even though pesticides may take an environmental toll, isn’t it worth it given how many more mouths we can feed thanks to their use? -- Mickey Jurowski, Palatine, IL

The advent of new technologies coming out of World War II led agricultural researchers to start experimenting with new classes of chemicals they could use to boost agricultural production. As human populations swelled, these “advances” were applied around the world ...

Travelling heroin awareness trailer debuts ahead of HERO summit

The Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization (HERO) is hitting the road with Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow, the New Lenox Police Department, and Lincolnway Christian Church with a traveling educational program that will teach parents to spot signs their teens ...

Opioid prevention at summit in Romeoville

The 2017 HERO-HELPS Southwest Coalition Community Summit will focus on innovative strategies Will, DuPage, Lake, and Cook counties are implementing under the Illinois Prescription Opioid Overdose Prevention grant. The event will be held from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, April ...

Troy Township to host Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

Troy Township, Shorewood IL -Troy Township to host a 6 week "Diabetes Self-Management Workshop" starting Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 9:00am -11:30am. The workshop is offered as a partnership with KCCSI Will County and the Northeastern Illinois Area Agency on ...

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that the Paris climate accord as it stands won’t be enough to stave off cataclysmic global warming anyway, even if the U.S. and the other participating countries honor their

To date, 197 countries have signed onto 2015’s landmark Paris climate accord (“The Paris Agreement”), which aims to limit global warming to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels by 2100 through voluntary emissions reduction plans. But skeptics argue that even ...

Foster host discussion on Health Care and the Affordable Care Act

On Thursday, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) will host a community forum to discuss the latest about the debate over health care and the Affordable Care Act. The event will feature presentations from health care experts as well as personal stories ...

Dear EarthTalk: What is meant by “environmental justice” and how is it under assault in the new Trump administration?

Environmental justice is defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin or income, with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, ...

African Americans less likely to get Flu Vaccine than white Americans

The U.S. is still in flu season, but many are choosing to forego vaccination. A new study looks at how people view risks associated with the virus and the vaccine, how views differ between white and African American individuals, and ...

Hidden ER costs undermine Health Markets

Imagine you're traveling in a different state when, suddenly, you begin to feel severe abdominal pain. Being unfamiliar with the area and wanting to avoid hefty out-of-network bills, you call your insurance company to find an in-network hospital. After receiving ...

Dear EarthTalk: If Neil Gorsuch is confirmed to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, what will be the implications for environmental and climate policy?

Environmental leaders aren’t particularly jazzed about Neil Gorsuch as Donald Trump’s nominee to fill the vacancy left on the U.S. Supreme Court following the death of Antonin Scalia in February 2016. For starters, the name Gorsuch brings back bad memories ...

Trinity Services spreads message of inclusion

New Lenox, IL - Efforts to promote awareness of developmental disabilities is a year-round endeavor for Trinity Services, Inc. Trinity supports hundreds of men, women and children with developmental disabilities through its residential services, adult learning programs, school, supported employment ...

Community Leaders Come Out For Inaugural Half Marathon in Bolingbrook

Over 1,700 runners! Over 200 Volunteers!

Rep. Lipinski to host 'Senior Fair' in Romeoville

Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-IL) will be hosting three Senior Fairs in the Third Congressional District, including Romeoville. “I encourage district residents to come to my upcoming Senior Fairs,” Lipinski said in a press release. “The fairs will give my constituents ...

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