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Senior Health Fair in Plainfield

Plainfield - State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) will host his third annual Senior Health Fair from 9:00 AM - Noon on Wednesday, July 19 at St. Mary Immaculate Parish's Cana Hall, located at 15629 South Route 59 in Plainfield. The ...

Will County grant to fund opiate overdose prevention

thetimesweekly.com Joliet – For the second year, Will County was awarded the Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose Related Deaths grant by the Illinois Department of Human Services and funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to further its efforts ...

Dear EarthTalk: What are some ways people are using games to help reduce their carbon footprints?

Environmental advocates and organizations are increasingly employing gamification—defined by Merriam-Webster as “the process of adding games or game-like elements to something...so as to encourage participation”—to get people to learn about environmental problems and take action to reduce their carbon footprints ...

Department of Health warns of rabid bats

More than a dozen rabid bats found in Illinois so far this year.

Men and Health: How to be more proactive not reactive about your health?

The timesweekly.com Dr. Jennifer Byrd, Chief Medical Officer at the Will County Health Department Community Health Center, says the answer is a definite “Yes.” Men continue to be hesitant to go to the doctor. During this Men’s Health Month, Dr. ...

Are there any good organic beers, wines or liquors out there?

Perhaps no other industry has responded to the greening of consumer preferences quite like beverage producers. From wine to beer to spirits, greener choices made from local and organic ingredients and packaged in lighter-weight containers abound. Indeed, getting a buzz ...

Trinity Services benefit

Romeoville - Trinity Services, Inc. will benefit from talented local artists this summer through a charity art show at the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery, located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. “Fine Arts for Finer Lives” Exhibition ...

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 ...