April 29, 2013 10:46PM
Updated: June 1, 2013 6:06AM
Look out for ticks
If you spend time outside, be sure to look out or ticks — tiny blood suckers that could lead to Lyme Disease.
The Will County Health Departmtent says in a press release that, while West Nile Virus gets more hype, Lyme Disease actually has been on the rise in Will County in recent years.
In the past three decade, more than 300,000 people in the U.S. have been invected with Lyme Disease, according to the press release. In Will County, there have been at least 26 confirmed Lyme Disease cases since 2009.
Lyme Disease is transferred to humans through deer tick bites.
Health officials recommend that, when entering wooded areas, people were light-colored clothes, with long sleeves and pants and socks and shoes. Also be sure to check for any ticks on your body, according to the release.
Lewis honors seven
Lewis University recently recognized seven community members with the De La Salle Award. The award, which was presented during a ceremony earlier this month, is given to people for service and leadership that helps the community.
This year’s recipients were: Chrystem L. Gavlin, John Gordon, Thomas Grotovsky, Dr. Dennis Killian, Vincent McGirr, Patricia Merryweather-Arges and Rodney Tonelli, according to a release.