Tazewell County Health Dept.

During regular business hours (M-F 8a.m.-4:30p.m.), contact the health department at its regular number 309-925-5511. AFTER HOURS: If you are a physician, lab or other healthcare professional reporting a communicable disease, cluster of illnesses or other public health emergency, please call 309-303-1375. In case of fire in a food establishment, please call 309-303-1381.

Clinic hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri., and 1-4 pm on Weds. 2nd and 4th Mondays 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Follow-Up Samples from the Illinois River Show No Microcystins

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Follow-Up Samples from the Illinois River Show No Microcystins
Residents should continue to use caution when recreating and be aware of blue-green algae

SPRINGFIELD – Follow-up samples collected in the Illinois River last week showed no evidence of the algal toxin, microcystin, including samples collected near Hennepin and Marseilles. Previous samples collected at these locations detected microcystins above the 4 parts per billion (ppb) draft health advisory established by U.S. EPA. It is likely that heavy rains received in northern Illinois contributed to the improved conditions in the river.
Illinois residents should continue to use caution while recreating in, on, or near Illinois rivers, lakes or streams and be advised to avoid...
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Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Cereal

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Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Cereal One case identified in Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting one case of Salmonella that matches a multi-state outbreak strain.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting 73 cases of Salmonella Mbandaka from 31 states.  The CDC investigation indicates Kellogg’s® Honey Smacks® cereal is the likely source...
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2nd ANNUAL BUMPS TO BABIES EVENT

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2nd ANNUAL BUMPS TO BABIES EVENT 

Calling all new and expectant parents! Come to the Fondulac District Library, 400 Richland Street, East Peoria on Saturday, June 16th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm for a few hours of learning, prizes, and fun!  

Did you know that disposable diapers can cost up to $100 per month per child? And without diapers, a baby may not be allowed to attend daycare/early childhood education programs, which leads to parents being unable to work.

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“Swim Healthy. Stay Healthy.”

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“Swim Healthy. Stay Healthy.”

May 21-27, 2018 is Healthy and Safe Swimming Week

SPRINGFIELD – Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, May 21-27, 2018, is being observed the week before Memorial Day, a day when many pools open for the summer. This year’s national theme is “Swim Healthy. Stay Healthy.” The week is dedicated to educating people on how they can take an active role in protecting themselves and preventing the spread of germs when swimming.

“Swimming is a great physical...
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FOOD ORDINANCE PUBLIC MEETING

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FOOD ORDINANCE PUBLIC MEETING

Tazewell County Health Department(TCHD) has been making proposed updates to the County Food Service Sanitation Ordinance. All food facilities must comply with the Tazewell County Food Service Sanitation Ordinance. The 2013 FDA Food Code requires some of the updates. Other updates require all food facilities to maintain standard operating procedures, variance and HACCP requirements.

TCHD has scheduled a public meeting to receive comments on the proposed changes...
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