| Aug 12, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Standing in a swampy, wooded section of Beaver Pond Park, Michael Misencik assembled two mosquito traps. One, "a gravid trap," lures mosquitoes with water infused with decomposed hay.
"I should warn you," Misencik said, "it smells terrible, but the...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 2:14 PM
A Downers Grove woman in her 50s has contracted the first reported human case of West Nile virus in DuPage County this year, the DuPage County Health Department announced today.
Department spokesman David Hass said the county was notified Tuesday about...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 6:05 PM
The mosquito-borne West Nile virus has made its usual seasonal appearance across the United States. Mosquitoes in Virginia have tested positive for the disease, and the state Health Department reported two cases in adults in northwestern and...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 8:15 AM
A second person in Maryland has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus this year, according to state health officials.
The state doesn't identify victims of the disease, but said the diagnosis was in the Washington suburbs, according to the Department of...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 3:49 PM
Six Queen Anne's County residents have been diagnosed with a strain of swine flu that has been infecting people across the country, including many who have been attending state and local agricultural fairs, according to state health officials.
| Aug 17, 2012
| 6:11 PM
While Virginia reported its first two cases of West Nile virus late this week, and infected mosquitoes have been detected in the region, Hampton Roads has not recorded a case affecting people in several years.
Larry Hill, public information officer for...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 6:22 PM
William J. “Bill” Mueller, Lombard’s village president, died Saturday of complications from West Nile Virus, leaving a vacuum in the post he’d held in the west suburban town for nearly two decades.
Mueller, 76, previously had been...
| Aug 23, 2012
The mosquito responsible for the West Nile virus flourished during the summer's record heat and drought. Now, officials are concerned about emerging signs that a widespread outbreak may be on the horizon in Illinois.
Updated figures from the state...
| Aug 23, 2012
When you go into a story about supposedly bog-loving bugs like mosquitoes during a summer marked by drought, you'd expect the risk of bug-born virus to be low, right? Well, that wasn't what the numbers were saying.
The mosquitoes may appear mild this...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 9:06 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Saturday, August 25 and here are some of the latest stories from around the Web.
Two North Hollywood girls reported missing Thursday were found Friday, reports the L.A. Times. They were unharmed and apparently ran away...
| Oct 15, 2012
Joe Mansueto's day jobs have been a handful lately: He has been busy turning Morningstar Inc. into a $3.1 billion investment information megamart, buying up media properties and skipping the charity circuit in favor of coaching grade-school soccer on...