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Salmonella outbreak linked to Mexican restaurant in Fox River Grove

The health department said that El Sombrero, a Mexican restaurant in Fox River Grove, is temporarily closed after a foodborne illness outbreak caused by salmonella was identified. The McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) said in a statement that they identified a “foodborne illness outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness caused by Salmonella” at El Sombrero, […]

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Health department shifts McHenry COVID-19 mass vaccination site to private company as demand slows

The McHenry County Department of Health said they are partnering with a private healthcare service to oversee operations at the McHenry COVID-19 mass vaccination site as demand slows. The McHenry vaccination site, located at the former Kmart store at 1900 North Richmond Road in McHenry, will operate from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday through […]

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Health department launches teams to vaccinate homebound McHenry County residents

Health officials said they are rolling out a program that will send first responders and health workers to homebound McHenry County residents to give them the COVID-19 vaccine. The McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) said they have been working with community-based organizations in McHenry County to identify homebound residents and their direct caregivers in […]

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Some COVID-19 vaccination sites in Lake, McHenry counties begin transitioning to walk-in appointments

As supply begins to exceed demand, some COVID-19 vaccinations sites in Lake and McHenry counties are beginning to transition to serve walk-ins. The Lake County Health Department announced on Friday that the Lake County Fairgrounds site, located at 1060 East Peterson Road in Grayslake, will offer walk-in vaccinations starting Saturday. The walk-in hours for the […]