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A greater mouse-eared bat is pictured on January 14, 2011 in the cellar vault of the Old Brewery in Frankfurt an der Oder, eastern Germany. Every year in January, conservationists step down in the protected cellar vault to count bats wintering there. The number of bats of 12 different species has risen to 1,800, compared to only 150 in the year 1987. AFP PHOTO PATRICK PLEUL GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images)

Will County Sets Record For Rabid Bat Cases

There have been 14 cases of rabid bats in Will County this year, surpassing last year’s record of 13.

09/02/2015

A greater mouse-eared bat is pictured on January 14, 2011 in the cellar vault of the Old Brewery in Frankfurt an der Oder, eastern Germany. Every year in January, conservationists step down in the protected cellar vault to count bats wintering there. The number of bats of 12 different species has risen to 1,800, compared to only 150 in the year 1987. AFP PHOTO PATRICK PLEUL GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images)

Rising Number Of Bat Rabies Cases Concerning For Head Of Will County Animal Control

The head of animal control in Will County says he is concerned about the rising number of rabid bats found in homes this summer.

08/25/2015

A greater mouse-eared bat is pictured on January 14, 2011 in the cellar vault of the Old Brewery in Frankfurt an der Oder, eastern Germany. Every year in January, conservationists step down in the protected cellar vault to count bats wintering there. The number of bats of 12 different species has risen to 1,800, compared to only 150 in the year 1987. AFP PHOTO PATRICK PLEUL GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images)

Rabid Bat Found Inside Naperville Home

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.

08/19/2015

A greater mouse-eared bat is pictured on January 14, 2011 in the cellar vault of the Old Brewery in Frankfurt an der Oder, eastern Germany. Every year in January, conservationists step down in the protected cellar vault to count bats wintering there. The number of bats of 12 different species has risen to 1,800, compared to only 150 in the year 1987. AFP PHOTO PATRICK PLEUL GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images)

More Rabid Bats Found In Homer Glen 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.

07/18/2015

Brown bat (Chicago Sun-Times file photo)

More Rabid Bats Detected In Southwest Suburb

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.

07/17/2015

A greater mouse-eared bat is pictured on January 14, 2011 in the cellar vault of the Old Brewery in Frankfurt an der Oder, eastern Germany. Every year in January, conservationists step down in the protected cellar vault to count bats wintering there. The number of bats of 12 different species has risen to 1,800, compared to only 150 in the year 1987. AFP PHOTO PATRICK PLEUL GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images)

Second Bat In Southwest Suburb Tests Positive For Rabies

A resident in the 13000 block of West Little Creek Drive in Homer Glen watched a bat flop into his garage then trapped it with a bucket and notified animal control, according to a statement from the Will County Health Department.

07/10/2015

A greater mouse-eared bat is pictured on January 14, 2011 in the cellar vault of the Old Brewery in Frankfurt an der Oder, eastern Germany. Every year in January, conservationists step down in the protected cellar vault to count bats wintering there. The number of bats of 12 different species has risen to 1,800, compared to only 150 in the year 1987. AFP PHOTO PATRICK PLEUL GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images)

Bat Tests Positive For Rabies In Will County

Will County Health Department officials say the Wilmington resident found a bat on a property in the 23000 block of Highway 113 on Monday and attempted to “provide it with a drink of water.”

06/19/2014

Caduceus

Northwestern Hospital Patient Getting Anti-Rabies Shots After Transplant

An Illinois organ transplant recipient is receiving anti-rabies shots after another recipient from the same donor died of the disease.

03/15/2013

An animal welfare worker prepares a rabies vaccination. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

Rabies Records Error Costing Kane County $30K

Kane County officials say the county expects to spend $30,000 to correct a mistake. Tens of thousands of court notices were wrongly sent out about dogs that supposedly were not vaccinated for rabies.

WBBM Newsradio–03/27/2012

File photo of a bat. ( Credit: PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images)

Rabid Bats Found In Lake County

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.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2011