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Health department experiences security breach involving Lake County residents’ personal information

The health department announced they have experienced a security breach in their email system that exposed some Lake County residents’ personal information, the second breach of the year. Lake County officials said on Wednesday they became aware of the breach on November 1. It involved an unauthorized third party gaining access to a Lake County […]

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Health department issues warning after mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in multiple Lake County towns

Health officials are warning the public and offering tips after batches of mosquitoes in multiple Lake County towns tested positive for West Nile virus for the first time this year. A mosquito “pool,” also known as a batch of mosquitoes, was sampled on June 27 in Bannockburn, Lake Villa and Vernon Hills. The batches in […]

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Lake County Health Department reports security breach that exposed residents’ health data, personal information

The health department has announced they experienced a security breach in their email system that exposed some Lake County residents’ personal health data and private information. Lake County officials announced late last week they became aware of the breach on March 6. It involved an unauthorized third-party gaining access to a Lake County Health Department […]

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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 […]