A rare and never before seen total eclipse of the sunflower unfolded last Saturday morning. These exclusive images captured the phenomonomonomon, which likely will never be seen again...Photoshop truly is a wonderful
The morning commute on Wednesday, August 16, along old U.S. Route 51 between Cobden and metropolitan Anna was blessedly quiet, uneventful and almost free of any other traffic. On the journey to start another day of adventures at The Paragraph Factory, I couldn't help but think about what the...
On Monday, Aug. 21, a solar eclipse will be visible across the entire United States.   The last total solar eclipse seen coast to coast in the United States was in 1918.   Starting shortly before noon and lasting until 2:45 p.m. Central Time on Aug. 21, people in Illinois will be able to see the...
The Southern Seven Health Department reports that on July 17, a mosquito sample from Union County returned a positive test result for the West Nile virus. The health department reported in a July 26 news release that a positive test result means that one of the mosquitoes tested from the sample was...
Routine mosquito testing has identified the first batch of mosquitoes positive for West Nile virus in Jackson County in 2017.  The Jackson County Health Department reported that the mosquitoes were collected on July 12 near Murphysboro. West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito...
With mosquito season underway, Southern Seven Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, are sharing tips on the best ways to avoid being bitten.   Different types of mosquitoes can carry different types of diseases, like West Nile virus and Zika virus, but steps you can...
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, acting director Alec Messina and Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, director Dr. Nirav D. Shah, have announced a plan to reduce the threat of mosquito-borne diseases in Illinois, like West Nile virus and Zika virus, by removing used tires from...

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