The Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control has informed the Village that on June 24, 2014, a bat found near the 100 block of Beach Road was submitted for rabies testing and found to be rabid by the Illinois State Public Health Laboratory.
Residents are reminded not to handle bats, skunks, or other wild animals. If you have been exposed to or bitten by a bat, contact your doctor immediately. Residents should also keep their pets on a leash when outdoors and be sure that all pets have a current rabies vaccination.
For more information please contact the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control at 708-974-6140 or the Department of Public Safety at 847-835-4112.