HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES
The Illinois Department of Public Health, the Foundation for quality Health Care, and the Bond County Health Department remind you of the risk of heat related illnesses. With extremely high temperatures, the risk of heat related illnesses is a major factor in heat stroke, heat exhaustion and heat rash. To guard against these illnesses, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, even if you're not thirsty, wear loose fitting clothing, and never leave elderly, children, or pets in a parked car.
Use these helpful tips to protect yourself and others from overheating.
FOREIGN LOTTERY SCAMS
Recently, the Bond County State's Attorneys Office has received an unusually high number of notices from Bond County citizens who have received notifications, via U.S. Mail, advising them they have won millions of dollars in Lottery International programs. Most of these notifications contain a check, with the money to be used to pay a tax or fee associated with receiving the winnings. Victims, who follow the directions, are asked to deposit the check in their account and then wire the money for the fees to an address outside the United States. This is a scam. Checks and documents are forgeries and not valid. However, usually before the documents have been identified as false, monies have already been sent and the victim has lost his hard-earned cash.
According to Investigator James O. Stever, no legitimate lottery will request a winner to pay fees up front and if you did not enter a lottery in a foreign county, it is highly probable you did not win. Report such scams to the Bond County State's Attorneys Office at 664-2262.