It’s Not Too Late To Get A Flu Shot

If you have not gotten your flu shot, it is not too late.  Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike urges everyone six months and older who has not been vaccinated, to get their flu shot this week as part of National Influenza Vaccination Week.  Just last week Dr. Ezike gave Lieutenant…Read more…

Jesse White Targets Holiday Shoppers Abusing Disability Parking at Malls Statewide beginning on Black Friday

Secretary of State Jesse White announced today that Secretary of State Police will conduct statewide parking stings targeting individuals illegally parking in spaces reserved for persons with disabilities at shopping malls beginning on Black Friday, Nov. 29. Secretary of State Police will enforce the provisions of the Parking Program for Persons with Disabilities at shopping…Read more…

Morris Meat Packing in Illinois Recalling 515,000 Pounds of Pork Products

If you’re planning on adding pork to your Thanksgiving Day menu you might want to reconsider. Morris Meat Packing in Illinois is recalling 515,000 pounds of pork products.  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, the various raw products were not inspected by the government. The affected items range from…Read more…

Give Thanks for Family, Friends, and Food Safety This Thanksgiving

IDPH offers tips for holiday food safety SPRINGFIELD – Many people look forward to turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and everything else that may go with their Thanksgiving meal.  But one thing you do not want to go with your meal is bacteria that could cause food poisoning. “While most healthy people recover from foodborne illness,…Read more…

Illinois State Fire Marshal Encourages Safe Cooking This Holiday Season

Springfield, Ill- Thanksgiving has arrived and that means many people will be working overtime in their kitchens. According to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) data, cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. U.S. fire departments respond to an average of 166,100 home fires…Read more…

As Thanksgiving nears, IDOT, ISP and Tollway remind public: “Winter Weather – Get it Together”

SPRINGFIELD – With motorists throughout the state preparing for Thanksgiving travel, the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and the Illinois Tollway remind everyone that the brunt of winter is yet to come and encourage the driving public with “Winter Weather – Get it Together.” “Illinois winters are unpredictable. Weather and road conditions need…Read more…

Illinois Hunters Reminded to Put Safety First

Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is reminding hunters to make safety their first priority as they head to the field for the state’s firearm deer, upland game, waterfowl and other busy hunting seasons. “We want hunters to enjoy all the opportunities available here in Illinois, with hopes for a safe and successful hunting season…Read more…

Illinois Department of Insurance Announces the First Day of ACA Open Enrollment

Illinois consumers can shop for a health insurance plan at getcovered.illinois.gov Chicago – Today kicks off Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace which runs from November 1 through December 15, 2019.  The Illinois Department of Insurance (IDOI) recommends that consumers start shopping now to find the best insurance plan for…Read more…

Third Illinois Resident Dies After Vaping Related Lung Injury

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the death of a third Illinois resident who had recently vaped and been hospitalized with a severe lung injury. At this time, a total of 166 people in Illinois, ranging in age from 13 to 75 years old, with a median age of 22,…Read more…

Indiana State Police Offer Some Fall Driving Tips

With falling leaves and Halloween upon us your Indiana State Police would like to pass on a few driving tips. According to the Institute of Highway Safety, autumn typically brings a sharp increase in the amount of car versus animal insurance claims, most of those being deer. These claims usually peak in the month of…Read more…

Indiana Dept. of Correction Parole Partners with Local Agencies to Keep Communities Safe on Halloween

Halloween will be safer for children across Indiana thanks to an annual statewide initiative to closely monitor sex offenders and keep them off community streets during the youth-oriented holiday. Indiana Department of Correction’s Parole Services Division will be participating in Operation Safe Halloween. Parole staff are working with local law enforcement, probation and community corrections…Read more…