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Sunnyhill retirees have more than a century of service

On Oct 11 three long time employees of Sunnyhill Nursing Home celebrated their retirement with 118 years of combined service. “We are so thankful for the service from these wonderful, dedicated employees and wish them a healthy retirement,” said Will ...

Illinois Lottery launches Carolyn Adams ticket for the cure

Specialty game has raised more than $13 million in the fight against breast cancer October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Illinois Lottery has launched the newest edition of the Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure www.illinoislottery.com instant game, ...

Services available to people battling substance use disorder

In light of the recent rise in overdoses and overdose deaths in Will County, County Executive Larry Walsh wants to remind residents of two important programs available to those battling substance use disorder: Safe Passage and the Narcan Distribution Program. ...

Health Alert: Local authorities report sudden spike in overdose deaths

Joliet – Local authorities want to alert the public of a spike in recent overdose deaths in the area due to cocaine laced with fentanyl. These deaths occurred in the Joliet/Lockport area. “Although we did not test the substance, we ...

West Nile virus positive in two more Will County samples

thetimesweekly.com Although we are well into September, the Will County Health Department reminds everyone that precaution is still needed when it comes to mosquitoes. The WCHD Environmental Division reports that the eighth and ninth mosquito samples this season have now ...

Walmart hosts Free wellness event in stores on Saturday

Walmart customers will be offered free health screenings, low-cost flu shots and heart health information across Illinois on Wellness Day at Walmart. Walmart says it has a heart for helping customers save money and live better – and healthier – ...

Mental health services for police and firefighters now law

Illinois firefighters and law enforcement officers will now have a new law in place to help end the mental health stigma in their field. State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) lent her support to House Bill 2766, which will ensure individuals ...

Attorney General files motion to block health care discrimination rule

Federal Refusal-of-Care Rule Would Allow Businesses and Individuals to Refuse to Provide Health Care Based on Their Own Religious, Moral, Ethical Beliefs. Chicago Attorney General Kwame Raoul, as part of a coalition of 26 public jurisdictions and health care providers, ...

Illinois resident experiencing respiratory illness after vaping dies

Number of respiratory cases in Illinois doubles The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) learned of the death of an individual who had recently vaped and was hospitalized with severe respiratory illness. The number of cases of people reported to ...

Attorney General expands lawsuit against Purdue Pharma

Raoul Alleges Sackler Family Schemed to Increase Opioid Prescriptions for Profit Attorney General Kwame Raoul filed a motion to expand his office’s pending lawsuit against Purdue Pharma L.P. and Purdue Pharma Inc. (Purdue) to include the company’s owners. Raoul’s office ...

IF YOU FIND A DEAD BIRD: CALL WEST NILE VIRUS SURVEILLANCE HOTLINE

The Will County Health Department Environment Health Division reminds you that if you see a dead bird on your property, please call the hotline at 815-740-7631 to report it.

Health center to transform regional youth behavioral care

Waking up each day with a mood disorder, depression or other mental and behavioral health challenge can be devastating for anyone, especially children. And too often, when the problem worsens and they need acute care, there is no room for ...

UChicago Medicine rises to No. 2 in Illinois on U.S. News’ list

The University of Chicago Medicine moved up to No. 2 in both Chicago and Illinois in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of the country’s best adult hospitals. Last year, the Hyde Park-based academic health system was ranked ...

Four ways to protect yourself from deadly superbugs

Every year, drug-resistant bacteria and fungi known as "superbugs" infect 2 million Americans -- and kill up to 162,000 of those patients. Sadly, that toll could soon skyrocket. Microorganisms like bacteria and fungi build resistance to medical treatments over time. ...

Trinity Services celebrates National Disability Voter Registration Week

New Lenox - Trinity Services, Inc. and Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry’s staff helped register more than 40 people to vote, in person and through mail-in registration, Wednesday, July 17, at a National Disability Voter Registration Week Open House ...

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