(SPRINGFIELD) Due to a recent E. coli outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising the public not to consume any type of romaine lettuce. Retailers and restaurants are advised not to serve or sell products containing romaine lettuce. The food safety alert issued yesterday includes all types or uses of romaine lettuce, such as whole heads or hearts, and bags and boxes of precut lettuce and salad mixes. Learn more about this issue and more on the CDC’s website. Go online at www.cdc.gov.
(SPRINGFIELD) Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 58,836 deer during the first three days of the Illinois Firearm Season last weekend. This represents a 13% increase from last year’s first weekend total harvest of 51,450 deer around the state. The final four days in the Firearm Deer Hunting Season starts a week from today, running November 29 and 30 through December 1 and 2. The other deer hunting chances in the weeks ahead includes the state’s Muzzle-Only Deer Season on December 7 thru 9, the Late-Winter Antlerless-Only and CWD Deer Seasons (in select counties only) on December 27 thru 30 and January 18 thru 20, and the Archery Deer Season which continues through January 20, 2019, although closed next weekend in the counties open for the final Firearm Deer Season. We’ll take a more in-depth look at the local and regional firearm deer harvest numbers in our news report coming up on Monday.
(SPRINGFIELD) The Illinois State Police are out in extra force on this Thanksgiving Day, along with hundreds of local law enforcement agencies, all teaming up during this holiday weekend, looking for those driving impaired and not buckled up. The extra duty will include saturation patrols, roadside safety checks, other special patrols, and more. The enforcement effort will continue through the first of next week.