The suggestions coincide with the annual peak season for flu transmission, which coincides with the winter months from December until February. “It is not too late to get a flu shot,” encourages IDPH Director Dr. Nirav Shah.

Influenza and other acute respiratory illnesses can be serious threats to other patients with health conditions. For example, current guidelines suggest that visitors with acute respiratory illness not visit patients in hospitals. Guidelines like these are suggestions made by IDPH to Illinois hospitals, many of which adopt policies in line with the recommendations. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains overall prevention strategies for healthcare professionals to follow in dealing with seasonal influenza.
Attention all Lake County businesses, schools, churches, non for profits and units of local government!

The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) will be hosting a one day only special electronics recycling collection event for broken and unwanted electronics. This one-day special event will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Village of Lindenhurst Village Hall Garage located at 2301 E. Sand Lake Road in Lindenhurst.

Recycling fees will be assessed for televisions and cathode ray tube monitors ($35 for TV’s 21” and larger, $25 for TV’s 20” or smaller, and $25 for each cathode ray tube monitor) all other acceptable electronics will be collected at no cost. Cash, check or major credit cards are accepted for payment of applicable recycling fees.
Today, thousands have gathered in Washington D.C. for the annual #MarchforLife to be a voice for those who can't speak for themselves. But back here in Illinois, legislation (HB40) has been filed to remove basic health standards that protect pregnant women, prevent women from being provided basic information, and remove all rights from unborn children. How can any of that be seen as good for women and families?

However, those who have traveled to Washington and those of us who couldn't travel, still believe pregnant women and unborn children who can't speak for themselves should be protected. That's why I've filed House Bill 282, to ensure pregnant women are protected from unsafe conditions, to provide basic information, and to prevent abortion from being used as discrimination of unborn children solely because of their race, color, sex, disability, national origin, or ancestry.
Statement by State Representative Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake):

“I think the Governor gave a compelling speech today. The fiscal crisis is the most important issue, but I was glad to hear the Governor high-light criminal justice reform. I believe both sides are committed to working together and improving the criminal justice system. Specifically, education and meaningful employment will be the keys to reducing recidivism in our state. Along with the Governor’s support, I think we can make major strides in this area during the 100th General Assembly.”
Today at noon, Governor Rauner will deliver his State of the State Address, discussing the past two years and the upcoming future of our state.

You can watch like online, Click Here, or live on Facebook, Click Here.
Today, State Representative Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) voted against rules of procedure for the House of Representatives that give near complete control of the legislative process to House Speaker Mike Madigan.

“Today, Speaker Madigan once again showed just how much power he has over his party, Illinois and his lack of interest in democracy,” said Wheeler. “When legislative rules of procedure give sole authority to one person to decide what legislation will be called and when subject matter committees are even allowed to meet instead of its members, the democratic process is left behind.”

Wheeler concluded, “As one of my Republican colleagues said on the floor before the vote, ‘just because it can be done, doesn’t mean it should be done.’ I wish more members of the majority party had taken these words to heart and stood by their previous statements to change the way the House operates.”
Today, Representative Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) took the Oath of Office for her third term in the Illinois House of Representatives. Wheeler and her colleagues took their respective oaths today in Springfield, ringing in the 100th General Assembly.

“It is very humbling to take the Oath of Office and I want to thank the people of the 64th District for giving me another opportunity to serve you in Springfield,” said Wheeler. “I’m proud that in the last General Assembly, we were able to pass life-saving DUI reform, improve protections for victims of human trafficking and help provide some local property tax relief, but we all know that we have a lot more to do to fix Illinois.”

What the Inauguration of the 100th Illinois General Assembly Live - Click Here.