Monday, January 26, 2015

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Raising Awareness of Kawasaki Disease


This year the DuPage County Health Department is joining healthcare partners nationwide to raise public awareness of Kawasaki Disease (KD) on Monday, Jan. 26, when Kawasaki Awareness Day is recognized throughout the United States.

According to the Kawasaki Disease Foundation, an estimated 4,200 children are diagnosed with KD each year. KD is a serious illness that causes an inflammation of blood vessels throughout the body and primarily affects young children under 5 years of age. More importantly, KD is a leading cause of acquired heart disease in children.





You can find more information here .

Monday, January 19, 2015

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Metra Aims to Reach Global Audience in Live Safety Broadcast





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Metra for the first time will conduct a live internet video stream of an Operation Lifesaver rail safety training presentation on January 15, at Tinley Park High School. The presentation to students from the school’s Driver Education program will educate young drivers about the dangers of disobeying railroad grade crossing warning devices, describe the consequences of trespassing on a railroad right-of-way and provide other railroad safety tips.

You can find more information here.

Monday, January 12, 2015

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Friday, January 9, 2015

DuPage County to Host Public Meeting Jan. 14 to Discuss Flooding and Future Resiliency




Du Page County 
NEWS RELEASE
421 N. County Farm Road Wheaton, Illinois 60187 630-407-6060 
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For Immediate Release                                                                                                    Contact: Mary Mitros
January 9, 2015                                                                                                                                    630-407-6706

DuPage County will hold a public information meeting regarding the creation of an East Branch DuPage River Watershed Resiliency Plan at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Lisle Village Hall, 925 Burlington Ave.
“Parts of the County are still recovering from the effects of the April 2013 flood,” said DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin. “While we assist in that process, we are also trying to find solutions to make communities more resilient for future floods, blizzards, droughts and other weather stressors.”
In order to better prepare local communities for future extreme weather events, DuPage County is currently creating a resiliency plan for the East Branch Watershed, which encompasses the central portion of DuPage County extending from Addison into Will County. To accomplish this, DuPage County is enlisting the support of local communities to provide information on flooding and quality of life in the area.
During the public meeting, residents and small business owners will have the opportunity to learn more about this planning process, as well as submit ideas and input that may be incorporated into the plan. In addition, an online survey is available.
“The input that we receive from constituents will help us to update our data on both how they were affected by the April 2013 flood and where they would like to see their communities 20 years from now,” added Chairman Cronin.
To access the survey, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DPCResilience. Responses are requested by Friday, Jan. 23.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

DuPage County Heating Sites

With the dangerously cold temperatures expected in the next few days there are heating site locations throughout DuPage County. You can find the list here.