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Coroner identifies 87-year-old Lake County man who died after being bitten by bat while sleeping

The coroner’s office has identified an 87-year-old Lake County man who died of rabies after he was bitten by a bat while sleeping. Thomas Krob, 87, of unincorporated Spring Grove, died on September 20 at Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry, according to the McHenry County Coroner’s Office. On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Lake County now under CDC, state’s indoor mask recommendation

Lake County is now under the state’s recommendation for all people to wear masks indoors after the CDC on Saturday categorized the county as having “substantial” transmission of COVID-19. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Tuesday afternoon that it was “fully adopting” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) latest masking recommendations. […]

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Lake County Health Department announces two data breaches impacting nearly 25,000 patients

The Lake County Health Department announced two data breaches, one of which occurred in 2019, that compromised the data of almost 25,000 people. Jefferson McMillan-Wilhoit, the Chief Health Informatics and Technology Officer for the Lake County Health Department, said the first breach was discovered on July 22, 2019. McMillan-Wilhoit told the Chicago Tribune that the […]