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Lake, McHenry counties see spike in overdose deaths, offer free Narcan to residents

Officials in Lake and McHenry counties both have issued warnings about a recent spike in overdose deaths. In McHenry County, the increase was “significant.” The McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition issued an alert Friday morning after they were notified of multiple overdose deaths that occurred between May 23 and June 5. “The number of deaths […]

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CDC recommends ‘test to stay’ strategy as an option for children following study with 90 schools in Lake County

The CDC has issued new guidance nationwide recommending the “test to stay” strategy to keep children in the classroom instead of quarantining following a case study involving 90 schools in Lake County. In August, the Lake County Health Department introduced a “test to stay” strategy, where unvaccinated students can stay in school after school-related COVID-19 […]

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Waukegan COVID-19 facility to end vaccinations, will remain open for COVID testing

Health officials announced that the COVID-19 mass vaccination site in Waukegan is shutting down, but the site will remain open for COVID-19 testing. The Lake County Health Department announced the closure of the Regional Vaccination Site, located at 102 West Water Street in Waukegan, which will end operations on Monday. The final day to receive […]

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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 […]