2017-2018 Supplement Sold Out

October 19, 2018 0

This week we gave away our last physical copy of our 2017-2018 supplement that we run in the Daily Herald every two years. We always get 5,000 extraprinted , and it took us about 12 months to distribute all of those. Which is a good thing! However it still lives on in electronic form! You can access them here as a PDF, while not full sized, the information is all there. Click here for the […]

New Lake County Program Takes High-Tech Approach to Fight Repeat Drunk Driving

April 16, 2018 0

Alcohol-sensing anklets address DUIs and alcohol-fueled crime With nearly 1,800 DUI arrests in 2016 Lake County has the fourth highest rate of drunk driving in Illinois, and high-risk DUI offenders—those who repeatedly drive drunk or are most likely to cause a serious crash—account for up to a third of those arrests. Now, to improve public safety and reduce repeat offenses, the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office has launched a new program that will monitor these […]

Great study released

March 19, 2018 0

Today, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), the leading, nonpartisan U.S. organization offering a science-based approach to marijuana policy, released the most comprehensive study to date today entitled: Lessons from Marijuana Legalization in Four U.S. States and D.C.“ This study, validated by scientists from around the country, found that since legalization, marijuana use has soared, the black market is thriving, and communities of color are being negatively affected. The study found that legalized states are leading […]

Facts to know on Underage Drinking

February 6, 2018 0

Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among youth in the United States.1 Excessive drinking is responsible for more than 4,300 deaths among underage youth each year, and cost the U.S. $24 billion in economic costs in 2010.2,3 Although drinking by persons under the age of 21 is illegal, people aged 12 to 20 years drink 11% of all alcohol consumed in the United States.4 More than 90% of this alcohol is consumed in the form […]

Big-name tech investors pour millions into marijuana — both medicinal and not

August 30, 2017 0

From the website Stat (www.statnews.com) OAKLAND, Calif. — The storied Silicon Valley venture firm Benchmark Capital has launched a slew of tech companies: Twitter, Uber, Snapchat, Instagram. Now its search for the next big thing has led it to … pot. Benchmark recently invested $8 million in Hound Labs, a startup here in Oakland that’s developing a device for drivers — and law enforcement — to test whether they’re too buzzed to take the wheel. And […]

Data On Drug Use Is Disappearing Just When We Need It Most

July 3, 2017 0

This is from the website fivethirtyeight.com, the complete article is here. It’s no secret that heroin has become an epidemic in the United States. Heroin overdose deaths have risen more than sixfold in less than a decade and a half. Yet according to one of the most widely cited sources of data on drug use, the number of Americans using heroin has risen far more slowly, roughly doubling during the same time period. Most major […]

More than 8 million people in the US have mental health problems

April 18, 2017 0

Americans are experiencing serious psychological distress in higher numbers than ever before. More than 8 million adults in the US between the ages 18 and 64 have mental health issues – that’s 3.4 per cent of the nation’s population. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has conducted an annual national health survey for the past 60 years. Respondents are asked how often over the past month they felt certain feelings, such as […]

Interesting information on Marijuana and Driving from Colorado

March 10, 2017 0

The Colorado Department of Transportation is not encouraged by some of the results of a recent survey that had drivers candidly discuss their driving habits. Nearly a quarter of Colorado drivers admit to having recently read messages on their phones while driving, according to the survey. And the number of drivers who admitted to speeding (69 percent) is increasing, with about a quarter of drivers saying they speed more often than not. The results aren’t […]

Great site for Lake County: Live Well Lake County

January 3, 2017 0

Our Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is a coordinated plan of action to respond to the health needs of the community. The purpose of Lake County’s Community Health Improvement Plan is to: Identify our community health priorities Monitor our progress in achieving these outcomes Improve our community’s health Focus our attention and resources on strategies to affect positive health outcomes The Live Well Lake County Committee is made up of representatives from a variety of […]

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