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Black AIDS Institute National and Digital campaign

Black AIDS Institute (BAI), the U.S.'s only national think tank focused on HIV impact in Black communities, has announced "30 Days Of HIV" a national, digital, community campaign to raise awareness, educate and mobilize Black communities around the ongoing HIV/AIDS ...

Dear EarthTalk: What can we do to solve the e-waste problem caused by so many of us tossing our cell phones out and getting new ones every two years?

As more and more of the world develops—and smartphones become ubiquitous—electronic waste (AKA “e-waste”) is a bigger problem than ever. Around the world, people generate some 50 million tons of e-waste every year, much of which ends up improperly disposed ...

Residents warned of dangers of fentanyl-laced Heroin New chemical additive yields deadly consequences

Heroin and fentanyl overdose deaths are increasing in Will County, according to recent autopsy reports from Coroner Pat O’Neil’s office. Fentanyl is a manufactured opioid more than 50 times stronger than heroin. “In the last three months, almost all of ...

Dear EarthTalk: How are farms and farmers dealing with climate change?

Agriculture may well be one of the industries hardest hit by the effects of global warming. The non-profit Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a leading environmental advocacy group, reports that warming-related drought and flooding is already behind tens of billions ...

Dear EarthTalk: I heard that the Pope urged President Trump to keep the U.S. in the Paris climate accord. Since when has the Catholic church been involved in environmental politics?

Concern for the health and well-being of the planet has always been part of the biblical tradition. “Sacred Scripture calls believers to care for God’s creation and all of God’s children,” reports the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), an ...

Buckle up heading back to the Autobahn

Join Will-Grundy Medical Clinis at the area's premiere road racing facility for a special driving experience and party to benefit the WGMC on Saturday, August 5th at 5:30pm. Once again, each attendee will be able to get behind the wheel ...

Dear EarthTalk: Why do rooftop solar panels have to be so big and unsightly? Are there any better-looking alternatives out there?

If aesthetics is the reason you’ve been holding off on converting your home to solar power, 2017 just might be the year for you to take the renewables leap. For starters, several panel makers now sell “frameless” or “seamless” designs ...

To end AIDS in the United States, stay true to the National HIV/AIDS strategy

Ten years ago, hundreds of organizations and individuals signed a petition calling on all presidential candidates to create a national AIDS strategy. We knew the approach to HIV in the U.S. had to change. If you read about AIDS in ...

Children’s mental Health: It’s up to adults and kids to get involved

With this first week of May being Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, the question might be “How are we, as a society, doing when it comes to being aware and caring about the mental health of our kids?” Licensed Psychologist ...

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 ...