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  • Culver’s to support Honor Flight Network with Day of Giving May 20 May 16, 2014 2:25 PM
    As Memorial Day celebrations take place across the area later this month, the owners of more than 65 Chicago area and Northwest Indiana Culver’s restaurants will host a “Day of Giving” on Tuesday, May 20, and donate 10 percent of sales to Honor Flight organizations in Chicago, Lake County and McHenry County.

  • Fine Line Arts Festival: first ever aluminum pour and more! May 15, 2014 5:14 PM
    The Fine Line Arts Festival kicks off with opening night on Friday, June 6, with dinner, live music by "Fight With Monsters," and Fine Line's first-ever aluminum pour! The festival (formerly known as Raku Day) has something for everyone. Come on Saturday June 7, from 9 am – 3 pm, and enjoy hands-on explorations of raku, copper etching, wet felting, art demos, live music, lunch, and more.

  • Ayusa kicks off search for American families to host exchange students May 15, 2014 9:16 PM
    Ayusa International is currently seeking volunteer U.S. host families in Illinois interested in hosting a foreign exchange student for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year.

  • Become a 4-H Citizen Scientist, help improve the local environment May 13, 2014 3:47 PM
    The 4-H Citizen Scientist program provides junior and senior high youth opportunities to extend learning beyond current 4-H project work into the world of hands-on research. The next Citizen Scientist trainings closest to area residents will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17 at College of Lake County in Grayslake; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 31 at Severson Dells Nature Center in Rockford.

  • Direct Steel and Construction receives national award May 13, 2014 3:59 PM
    A structure built by Direct Steel and Construction of Crystal Lake has been honored by Varco Pruden Buildings, one of the nation's largest providers of metal building systems.

  • Your news Get your vegetable seedlings at Smart Farm of Barrington May 12, 2014 1:51 PM
    As the calendar creeps towards spring, having braved a much longer, colder, and snowier winter than usual, it’s time to start thinking about the 2014 vegetable growing season.

  • Blooming Fest to Combine Petals and Pedals May 12, 2014 5:14 PM
    14th Annual Downtown Garden Festival Features Plant Sale and Bicycle Activities Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.

  • Artist Seeks Collections of All Sorts for Photographic Exhibit May 12, 2014 5:04 PM
    Danish Artist Marlene Klok Invites Community Participation

  • Calling all (Summer Day) Campers May 12, 2014 3:43 PM
    With approximately one month to go before Summer Day Camps get rolling, Deerfield Park District is spreading the word about which camps still have openings for participants.

  • Negotiations continue in fatal Port Barrington crash May 12, 2014 3:54 PM
    Negotiations are continuing between prosecutors and a defense attorney for an Island Lake man accused of being impaired when he ran over and killed an pedestrian lying in the roadway in unincorporated Lake County.

    As Memorial Day celebrations will take place across the area later this month, the owners of more than 65 Chicago area and Northwest Indiana Culver’s restaurants will host a “Day of Giving” on Tuesday, May 20, and donate 10 percent of sales to Honor Flight organizations in Chicago, Lake County and McHenry County.

  • Fire leaves Port Barrington home with $150,000 in damage May 10, 2014 10:33 PM
    In a rural area without fire hyrdrants, firefighters from a dozen departments battled a blaze that left a Port Barrington home with $150,000 in damage Saturday afternoon, authorities said.

  • Smart Farm of Barrington set for vegetable seedling sale May 9, 2014 1:47 PM
    As the calendar creeps towards spring, having braved a much longer, colder, and snowier winter than usual, it’s time to start thinking about the 2014 vegetable growing season.

  • Health Department Hosts Free Hepatitis Health Fair May 8, 2014 3:44 PM
    In observance of National Hepatitis Testing Day, the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center will host a free hepatitis health fair in conjunction with Walgreens, the YWCA Lake County and GlenLake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The event will take place on Monday, May 19, in the lobby of the County Building, 18 N. County Street in Waukegan, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Program staff will provide information and education about hepatitis B and C prevention, care and treatment. Free blood pressure screenings will be offered. Participants can also receive general information related to overall health and wellbeing. In 2013, 212 cases of all types of hepatitis were reported in Lake County. The Health Department’s Sexually Transmitted Infections program provides counseling and resources, as well as a monthly support group for people infected with hepatitis C. Health officials estimate that one in 12 people worldwide are living with either chronic hepatitis B or hepatitis C, and that one in three people have been exposed to both viruses. These diseases can be spread by: • sharing needles, syringes, or other equipment to inject drugs and needle stick injuries • sharing personal care items that have come in contact with another person’s blood, such as razors or toothbrushes • having sexual contact with an infected person Symptoms of hepatitis C, which include yellowing of the skin or eyes, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, fever, extreme fatigue and stomach pain, can take up to 20 years to appear; many people live with the infection but are unaware of their status. Chronic hepatitis C is a serious disease that can result in long-term health problems, including liver damage, liver failure, liver cancer, or even death. It is the leading cause of cirrhosis, liver cancer and the most common reason for liver transplantation in the United States. Currently, there are vaccines available for hepatitis A and hepatitis B, but not for hepatitis C. The Health Department’s Sexually Transmitted Infections Program, along with several other programs, is working to reduce the incidence of infectious diseases in alignment with the Health Department’s strategic plan goals. Located at 2400 Belvidere Road in Waukegan, it offers sexually transmitted infections screening, treatment and hepatitis vaccines; other services including counseling, education, free and confidential HIV testing, educational based support/talk groups; and outreach. For additional information or to make an appointment, call: (847) 377-8450 or visit:

  • Learn about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at Barrington talk May 6, 2014 1:09 PM
    According to The American College of Rheumatology, carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common hand ailments, affecting four to 10 million Americans. Females are three times more likely than males to develop CTS. It affects the wrist and hand and occurs when too much pressure is put on the median nerve, which runs through the wrist to the hand and fingers.

  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital’s gala ‘Game Day!’ Sept 13 May 5, 2014 9:50 AM
    Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital’s annual gala takes place on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Renaissance Convention Center, 1551 Thoreau Drive N, in Schaumburg. This year’s exciting theme is “Game Day.” Come join the 2014 Gala Committee as they support Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Campus Modernization. Be prepared to hear the entertaining Ron Bedal Orchestra as you’ve never heard them before!

  • All ages help Citizens for Conservation celebrate Earth Day May 2, 2014 11:36 AM
    College students, Boy Scouts, family teams and new and experienced restoration volunteers celebrated Earth Day working with Citizens for Conservation (CFC) leaders at CFC’s 131-acre Flint Creek Savanna in Lake Barrington.

  • Norton’s U.S.A. Hosts Live Auction Cake Sale to Benefit Relay for Life May 10 May 1, 2014 7:37 AM
    Norton's U.S.A., the uniquely American General Store, is hosting a fun Live Auction Cake Sale on May 10 to raise funds for Barrington Relay for Life!

  • Girl Scouts Host Area Internet Cafés for Spring Registration Apr 30, 2014 9:27 PM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will host internet cafés at area locations to help members re-register. Girls who re-register at an internet café will receive a sheet of special Girl Scout stickers and be entered in a drawing to win one of 18 Girl Scout mini-plush stuffed animals.

  • Lyme Disease Increase Prompts Protection Reminder Apr 30, 2014 11:31 AM
    With the number of confirmed Lyme disease cases last year nearly tripling in Lake County, the Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center is encouraging county residents to take precautions against ticks. Last year, 46 confirmed cases of Lyme disease were reported in the county, up from just 17 in 2012. “We have already begun to receive reports of ticks in Lake County this spring,” said Mike Adam, a senior biologist at the Lake County Health Department. “So as people go outside to enjoy warmer weather they should remember to protect themselves and their families against ticks and Lyme disease. It is anticipated that the harsh winter did not reduce the number of ticks.” Deer ticks (sometimes called the black-legged tick) can carry Lyme disease, as well as other diseases such as anaplasmosis and babesiosis. They are about an eighth of an inch long as adults, and dark brown to bright red with black legs. Deer ticks were first documented in Lake County in 2006. Another kind of local tick is the American dog tick (sometimes called the wood tick). Dog ticks are one-quarter-inch long as adults, much smaller as juveniles, and are dark reddish brown with irregular silvery or cream-colored patterns on their backs. Additionally, the Lone Star tick, distinguished by a white dot, or star on its back, was documented for the first time last year in Lake County. Neither Lone Star nor dog ticks transmit Lyme disease. However, the dog tick can transmit Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and the Lone Star tick can transmit STARI (Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness), although no cases of these diseases have been reported in Lake County. The Lake County Health Department is working with academia, state, regional and county partners, communicating with health care providers, and developing educational messages for the general public regarding Lyme disease. This year, in addition to environmental tick surveillance, the Health Department is conducting an extensive analysis of human cases, repeatedly notifying health care providers, and implementing the “Fight the Bite” educational campaign. The Health Department is urging residents to protect themselves from exposure to ticks by following the guidelines below: Tips for reducing tick habitat around your home: • Clear leaf litter under trees, and keep the ground clean under bird feeders. • Keep grass near playground equipment short. • Install a wood chip or gravel barrier between lawns and wooded and tall grass areas. Minimize wood piles as these are attractive to small mammals such as mice, which can carry ticks. Tips for reducing exposure to ticks: • Avoid tick habitat by staying on trails when in forest preserves and parks. • Wear light-colored, protective clothing, such as long-sleeved shirts, long trousers, boots or sturdy shoes, and a head covering. Tuck trouser cuffs in socks and tuck in shirt tails. • Apply insect repellent containing DEET primarily to clothes. Apply repellent sparingly to exposed skin. Do not apply directly to the face. Be sure to wash treated skin after coming indoors. Use repellents containing permethrin to treat clothes (especially pants, socks and shoes), but not skin. Always follow label directions and supervise children in the use of repellents. • Walk in the center of trails so plants do not brush against you. • Check yourself, your children and other family members every two to three hours for ticks. • If your pets spend time outdoors, regularly check them for ticks, too. • Promptly remove any ticks to help prevent infection. To find and remove ticks: • Check the skin and clothing of anyone that has been in grassy areas for an extended period. • Pay extra attention to the neck, behind the ears and the groin. • Use fine-tipped tweezers or shield your fingers with a tissue when removing a tick. • Do not burn the tick with a match or cover it with petroleum jelly. • Grasp the tick close to the skin surface and pull upward with slow, even pressure. • Do not twist or pull the tick quickly; this causes the mouthparts to break off and remain in the skin. • Do not squeeze the tick’s body. • Once the tick is removed, disinfect the bite site and wash your hands with soap and water. Make a note of the date you removed the tick and save it for identification in case you become ill. Place the tick in a plastic bag and put it in your freezer. In order to transmit illness, a deer tick must be attached to the skin for at least 24 hours. Symptoms of Lyme disease may include “bull’s-eye” rashes or lesions around the site of the bite (generally seven to 14 days after the tick has consumed a blood meal) accompanied by fever, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, and/or joint aches. If you experience any of the signs or symptoms seven days or more following a known tick bite, you should consult your physician. For more information, visit the Insect and Other Vector page of the Health Department’s site:

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