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This Saturday - DEA Drug Take Back event - 10-2 at many locations in the county

On April 30, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

This initiative is nationwide and many police departments in McHenry County are participating. We encourage you to contact your local police department directly, or use the DEA link to see if you have a participating agency near you.  We've listed some local ones, below.  

 

ALGONQUIN POLICE DEPARTMENT ALGONQUIN POLICE DEPARTMENT 2200 HARNISH DR ALGONQUIN IL, 60102    
LAKEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT VILLAGE HALL LAKEWOOD 2500 LAKE AVENUE LAKEWOOD IL, 60014    
CRYSTAL LAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT CRYSTAL LAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT 100 W. WOODSTOCK STREET CRYSTAL LAKE IL, 60014    
HUNTLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT HUNTLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT 10911 MAIN STREET HUNTLEY IL, 60142    
CARPENTERSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT CARPENTERSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT 1200 L.W. BESINGER DR CARPENTERSVILLE IL, 60110    
CARY POLICE DEPARTMENT CARY POLICE DEPARTMENT 
LOBBY
654 VILLAGE HALL DRIVE CARY IL, 60013    
WOODSTOCK POLICE DEPARTMENT WOODSTOCK POLICE DEPARTMENT 
CHIEF LOWEN
656 LAKE AVENUE WOODSTOCK IL, 60098    
HAMPSHIRE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAMPSHIRE PHARMACY 262 N. STATE ST. HAMPSHIRE IL, 60140    
JOHNSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT JOHNSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT 3611 N CHAPEL HILL RD JOHNSBURG IL, 60051  



Additional DEA Take Back locations are listed at https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/NTBI/NTBI-PUB.pub?_flowExecutionKey=_c9D0D11EF-4068-8B69-7959-55CC0B10DBC8_kC4B808A9-49D1-595E-E21B-5C369BB46B66

 


Make Plans on Thursday, April 21st for another fabulous

LADIES NIGHT OUT!

Ladies Night Out happens twice a year -- Spring and Fall (Thursday 10/6/16)  from 5-9 pm 

Ladies -- bring your mothers, sisters, daughters, girlfriends (whoever!) downtown for lots of fabulous food, music, special deals, and more!

Check in at the Raue Center (26 N. Williams).  The first 500 customers will receive a map, list of participating businesses and their specials, AND one free raffle ticket for the basket drawing!

And -- because you'll be having so much fun all evening, we've arranged for a special "night-cap" of entertainment, food, and prizes at Georgio's Pizzeria!   We will draw the names of the raffle basket winners there.  

 

The event is FREE to all ladies.  Just come downtown at 5PM and start at The Raue Center For The Arts.  There you will receive a map of participating businesses and a list of their special promotions for the evening. You are free to explore all the great deals - walk around to all the stores and with every purchase made at one of the participating stores you will be entered into the GRAND RAFFLE!!  The more stores you visit and the more purchases made, the greater your chance to WIN!!  You don't have to be present to win; BUT there will be more than one prize basket, so present winners will have the opportunity of selection! 

 

Hold your tongue accountable.  Most of the odor we think of as bad breath is bred on the back of your tongue.  Your tongue is like a shag carpet and bacteria hide between the bumps and grooves.  Plus, as we age, we take more medications.  Many of them cause dry mouth, which exacerbates bad breath.

The Fix:

1) Scrape it - Use a smooth-edged tongue scraper or your tooth brush to thoroughly clean your tongue.  Start as far back as you can.  

2) Feed it -  The principal components of bad breath are volatile sulfur compounds, which release their stink when your mouth is at an alkaline pH.  When you eat, your mouth becomes more acidic, reducing the stench.  

3) Rinse it - Not just any mouthwash will do.  A rinse with zinc and cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) is your best bet against stinky mouth bacteria.  

4) Probe it - Schedule a dental check to be sure to rule out tooth decay and gum disease.  

If the above tactics don't work, some cases can be caused by an underlying health problem, such as chronic sinus infection or kidney disease.