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Pet owners are told to be careful when mosquito-abatement crews spray insecticide. (CBS)

Pet Owners Urged To Take Precautions During Mosquito Spraying

The spray has been used for decades, but officials want families and their pets to limit their exposure to it, CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

08/27/2012

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Elgin Man Becomes 2nd West Nile Fatality In Illinois This Year

The death of the 64-year-old Elgin man is the second in Illinois this year from West Nile.

08/23/2012

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Health Officials: 2012 Could Be One Of Worst Years For West Nile

It’s gearing up to be one of the worst years ever for West Nile Virus.

CBS 2–08/22/2012

Evergreen Park Mayor James Sexton

Evergreen Park Mayor Now Suffering From West Nile Virus

Days after the mayor of Lombard died of the West Nile virus, it turns out that the mayor of Evergreen Park is also now suffering from the disease.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2012

Lombard Village President William Mueller has died from complications of West Nile Virus, the village has announced. (Village of Lombard)

Funeral To Be Held For Lombard Mayor This Weekend

CHICAGO (CBS) – Funeral arrangements now are set for the longtime Lombard village president who died of West Nile virus over the weekend. WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports 76-year-old Bill Mueller led Lombard for 19 […]

CBS Chicago–08/20/2012

Lombard Village President William Mueller has died from complications of West Nile Virus, the village has announced. (Village of Lombard)

West Nile Virus Contributed To Death Of Lombard Village President

The long-time village president of west suburban Lombard died on Saturday from complications caused by West Niles Virus, according to a statement posted on the village’s website.

08/18/2012

A culex tarsalis female mosquito that was caught in a trap will be tested for the presence of the West Nile virus. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

Spraying Continues In Effort To Contain West Nile Virus

Officials were spraying to kill mosquitos in Skokie on Wednesday, as part of a continuing effort to contain the spread of the West Nile Virus.

08/15/2012

Lombard Village President Bill Mueller (Credit: Village of Lombard)

Lombard Mayor Battling Cancer And West Nile Virus

Bill Mueller, the longtime village president in west suburban Lombard, is now battling both cancer and the West Nile virus.

08/14/2012

A culex tarsalis female mosquito that was caught in a trap will be tested for the presence of the West Nile virus. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

City To Spray For West Nile For Next 2 Days

The City of Chicago is taking action Tuesday and Wednesday, in hopes of minimizing Chicagoans’ chances of getting the West Nile virus.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2012

Common house mosquito (Credit: Illinois Department of Public Health)

City To Continue Spraying For West Nile After First Local Human Cases This Year

With the first reported human cases of the West Nile virus in the Chicago area, local health departments are taking no chances.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

Common house mosquito (Credit: Illinois Department of Public Health)

State Sees First Human Cases Of West Nile Virus

The West Nile virus is back. State health officials have confirmed two human cases in the northwest suburbs.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012

A culex tarsalis female mosquito that was caught in a trap will be tested for the presence of the West Nile virus. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

Rain This Week Could Mean More West Nile Mosquitoes

This week’s heavy rain is long gone, but in the next few days we should be seeing more reminders of it – of the buzzing and biting variety.

WBBM Newsradio–07/20/2012

Common house mosquito (Credit: Illinois Department of Public Health)

Mosquito Batches With West Nile Found In Aurora, Montgomery

Three more batches of mosquitoes collected recently have tested positive for West Nile Virus, the Kane County health Department said Friday.

07/14/2012

A culex tarsalis female mosquito that was caught in a trap will be tested for the presence of the West Nile virus. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

West Nile Mosquitoes Could Be Big Problem This Year

Experts have warned 2012 could be a bad year for West Nile — and it is.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2012

A culex tarsalis female mosquito that was caught in a trap will be tested for the presence of the West Nile virus. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

Mosquitoes With West Nile Found In Naperville

Mosquitoes with West Nile virus have been discovered in traps at two parks in west suburban Naperville.

07/07/2012

Common house mosquito (Credit: Illinois Department of Public Health)

Hot, Dry Weather Has West Nile Mosquitos Out Early

The common house mosquitoes, which can carry West Nile Virus, are out in full force about three weeks early, because of a warm winter and the current hot and relatively dry conditions, which promote their development.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

A culex tarsalis female mosquito that was caught in a trap will be tested for the presence of the West Nile virus. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

First Cases Of 2012 West Nile Reported In Chicago Area

The West Nile virus has been detected in birds and mosquitoes in the Chicago area for the first time this year, the state announced Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2012

A culex tarsalis female mosquito that was caught in a trap will be tested for the presence of the West Nile virus. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

Warm Weather Prompts Early West Nile Testing

Testing for West Nile Virus is starting two weeks earlier than normal this year, following the unseasonably warm winter and spring.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2012

A culex tarsalis female mosquito that was caught in a trap will be tested for the presence of the West Nile virus. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

DuPage County Woman Dead From West Nile Virus

Officials have confirmed that a woman from west suburban DuPage County has died of the West Nile virus.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2011

A culex tarsalis female mosquito that was caught in a trap will be tested for the presence of the West Nile virus. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

First West Nile Virus Death Reported In Illinois

A Cook County man in his 60s who was diagnosed with West Nile virus in August is the first person in Illinois to die from the mosquito-borne virus this year, according to state health officials.

09/20/2011

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