Deadly counterfeit pills now 'everywhere' in Chicago, DEA says
Chicago's drug addiction epidemic has taken a dangerous new turn, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration is warning, with skyrocketing sales of counterfeit prescription pills containing the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl.
Nursing home staffs continue to lag residents for COVID-19 vaccinationsAn expected COVID-19 vaccination pep talk by President Joe Biden on Wednesday in Chicago coincides with average shot tallies in Illinois flattening despite mandates and broad differences among nursing homes in inoculation of employees.
American yard tools are quietly going electricWhere mowers and power yard tools are needed, the shift from gas to electric is not unlike the trend toward electric cars. The quality of zero- to low-emissions electric landscaping equipment has improved markedly, with battery packs that last longer.
'Most chaotic initial scene': Responders testify about kennel fire that killed 29 dogs in 2019"It was certainly the most chaotic initial scene I have ever seen," one firefighter said about what he saw after responding to a West Chicago-area kennel fire where 29 dogs died in 2019. The bench trial for the man who was operating the kennel began Monday afternoon in Wheaton.
Salvation Army hopes free music program can open doors for kidsThe Salvation Army in Elgin offers free music classes and provides instruments for kids ages 4 and older. Daniel Simmons attended the classes years ago as a kid when his family sought support and services from the Salvation Army. Now a Salvation Army captain, he brings his three kids back.
Illinois law will allow athletes to modify uniforms for cultural, religious reasonsIllinois is the first state to adopt a new law providing students flexibility to modify their sports uniforms.
What Illinois' green energy law means for electric car buyers$4,000 back if I buy an electric vehicle? Sounds good, but what does that really mean? Hint -- don't bank on the rebate lasting. We dig into Illinois' new green energy program.
What to expect from a $24 million redesign of Willowbrook Wildlife CenterA transformative project -- by far, the largest undertaken at Willowbrook Wildlife Center since it opened in the late 1950s -- would give resident animals new habitats and change the way visitors interact with them.
Lake Zurich pilot polystyrene recycling program gaining tractionLake Zurich's pilot polystyrene recycling program is gaining traction with residents.
Study: Pandemic tie to vision issues seen in Chinese childrenResearch suggests vision problems increased among Chinese schoolchildren during pandemic restrictions and online learning, and eye specialists think the same may have happened in U.S. kids.
Committed exercise in middle age reversed worrisome heart stiffnessA year of exercise training helped to preserve or increase the youthful elasticity of the heart muscle among people showing early signs of heart failure, a small study shows.
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