The head of animal control in Will County says he is concerned about the rising number of rabid bats found in homes this summer.
The Will County Health Department says a Naperville family is beginning a series of rabies shots – after a rabid bat was found flying around their home.
The Will County Health Department says more rabid bats have been found in the garage attic of a house in Homer Glen, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The problem was discovered July 6 when one of the residents of the home on the 13000 block of West Little Creek Drive in Homer Glen saw a bat flop into his garage, then trapped it with a bucket and notified animal control.
Two men were each held on $50,000 bond for allegedly stealing two bats signed by Alfonso Soriano and Ernie Banks from Wrigley Field last Tuesday.
Two men accused of trying to rob two 15-year-old girls Friday night were each held in lieu of $75,000 bail Sunday.
Arlington Heights has had to close its village hall, after a rabid bat was found inside.
Federal biologists are studying whether they need Endangered Species protection for two bat species getting hit by the white nose fungus, which has killed over a million bats since is showed up in 2006.
Residents in Lake County are being warned about rabid bats after two house cats killed a bat inside a home in Lake Villa this week.