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County to collect holiday lights

By Northern Star Staff | November 4, 2013

The County Health Department will host its annual Holiday Light Recycling Program.This year the department is partnering with DeKalb Iron and Metal. The recycling program will run from Nov. 18 until Jan. 13 and will accept mini-lights, C7, C9, rope, LED...

Flu campaign comes to campus

By Lark Lewis | October 9, 2013

NIU and DeKalb County are teaming up to take out “the bug.”To prevent influenza, the DeKalb County Health Department has implemented its The Flu Ends with U campaign. The campaign partners with NIU Health Services and encourages people to remember...

Affordable Care Act help comes to county

By Alan Kozeluh | October 8, 2013

The Affordable Care Act is rolling into DeKalb County, and local health officials want to clear up confusion on its sign-up process.The Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace opened for enrollment on Oct. 1 and 82 state health organizations are taking...

Simple steps to avoid flu, options available

By Northern Star Staff | October 11, 2012

Public Health Administrator Jane Lux said in a press release that she recommends an annual flu vaccination for everyone 6 months and older as the single best way to protect against influenza. In addition, everyone should practice the three C’s: cover...

West Nile found in DeKalb County man

By Northern Star Staff | September 6, 2012

A 59-year-old DeKalb County man has been reported as infected with West Nile virus, the first human case in the area. "This is not unexpected, due to the fact that there have been cases diagnosed throughout Illinois and the United States and we know the...

Improper cooking causes fire at Carniceria Del Sol

Improper cooking causes fire at Carniceria Del Sol

By Olivia Willoughby | May 6, 2012

A structure fire caused extensive damage at a downtown DeKalb business Friday night. Tony Cox, DeKalb Fire Department captain, said the fire was caused by improper cooking at Carniceria Del Sol, 323 E. Locust St. The DeKalb Fire Department was called...

Jason Pfrommer, Northern Star- DeKalb County Health Department
will be partnered up with Elgin Recylcings Third Annual Holiday
Lights Recycling Program. Participants can drop off their old
lights at several locations in DeKalb County.

DeKalb County, Elgin Recycling offers Holiday Light Recycling Program

By Olivia Willoughby | November 27, 2011

Nothing is more frustrating than decking out your place with decorative lights only to find that several bulbs or the whole string doesn't work.This year will be Elgin Recycling's Third Annual Holiday Lights Recycling Program, and the DeKalb County Health...

DeKalb Farmers Market lends helping hand

DeKalb Farmer’s Market lends helping hand

By Brittany Swinton | September 5, 2011

DeKalb | Kishwaukee Hospital has teamed up with several local agencies to launch a program that will help subsidize the cost of fresh produce for senior citizens and low-income families. The program is open to families who participate in the Women, Infants...

DeKalb County Health Department, drugstore help those trying to quit smoking for free

By Northern Star staff | February 17, 2011

February is American Heart Month. The DeKalb County Health Department is offering help for those trying to quit smoking. The health department is teaming up with Lehan Drugs to provide over-the-counter nicotine replacement products, including patches,...

Flu shots offered all around DeKalb area

By Allyson Martin | October 20, 2010

Some local businesses are offering convenient ways to get a flu shot. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends annual flu vaccination for all persons six months of age and older. In the past, the CDC only recommended annual vaccination for adults...