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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Legionnaires' disease

The Lake County Health Department continues to investigate an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at Brookdale Senior Living in Vernon Hills, located on Milwaukee Avenue in Vernon Hills. Since receiving initial reports of Legionnaires’ d...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Update 

For the latest information about the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit:

The Centers for D...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Ethylene Oxide in Lake County, Illinois

The Lake County Health Department, Village of Gurnee, and City of Waukegan have begun receiving initial results from the second phase of outdoor air monitoring for ethylene oxide (EtO) near Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Gurnee and Medline Industries in W...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Recreational Cannabis Information

Recreational use of cannabis (commonly known as marijuana) became legal in Illinois on January 1, 2020. Recreational use and possession of cannabis is only legal for adults ages 21 and older. 

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component...

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