The Fourth of July weekend could be hazardous to your health. Numerous state agencies are issuing reminders of the potential dangers that could go along with your holiday fun.
State health officials advise taking precautions against sunburn and heat stroke… tick and mosquito bites… and even food poisoning from family picnics and potlucks.
The state fire marshal’s office is putting out the word that most fireworks are both illegal in Illinois and carry a high risk of injury.
And DCFS is urging parents to protect their children from the risk of drowning while at the pool or beach.