(SPRINGFIELD) The Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police, and nearly 200 local law enforcement agencies remind all motorists to drive sober to save lives during the New Year’s holiday. Now through the early morning of January 2nd, Illinois motorists will see additional enforcement patrols across the state to help keep our roads safe. The holiday campaign features the familiar “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” messages. In addition to DUI and seat belt offenders, statewide law enforcement personnel will show zero tolerance for speeding, distracted driving, and other offenses.
(SPRINGFIELD) It’s still not too late to get a flu shot as the influenza activity is usually highest between the end of December and February, although the flu activity can last as late as May. Illinois health officials say that while healthy people may not suffer serious illness from the flu, they can pass the virus to babies too young to be vaccinated, to people who have chronic illnesses, and to others who may develop serious health problems like pneumonia. Flu shots are recommended to anyone over the age of six months. Folks can contact a local or regional physician, health care clinic, and/or hospital about flu shot availability.