West Nile Information
West Nile Virus (WNV) is an infection carried by mosquitoes. People can get WNV from the bite of a mosquito that is infected with the virus. Mosquitoes become infected with WNV when they feed on infected birds that carry the virus in their blood. Once infected, the mosquito can spread the virus to humans and other animals.
For the most current information about West Nile in Cook County, please visit Cook County's Public Health West Nile website.
Problems or Concerns With the Exterior of a Residence?
If you are concerned or have issue with the looks of a particular home or areas in your neighborhood, please make us aware of the situation. The Health Department inspects all residential & commercial properties that have a potential sanitation concern. Sanitation concerns might include, but are not limited to:
- Garbage or litter accumulation
- Excessive weed or plant growth
- Stagnant water
- Abandoned cars
- Dog or animal feces or concerns with animal shelter or water and food
- Composting materials
Problems or Concerns with a Local Food Establishment?
Our Health Inspectors oversee one hundred and sixty (160) food establishments that interact with the public through human consumption. These establishments may be a fast food restaurant, pizza parlor, bakery, wholesale processors, restaurant, daycare center, lodging establishment, grocery store, or deli. All inspections are conducted and based upon the Rules & Regulations of the Illinois Department of Public Health Food Service Sanitation Codebook. Inspections are conducted every six months; unless an establishment requires extra follow-up visits. Inspections are also conducted immediately after a complaint is received from a concerned consumer.
To report any concerns or complaints, please contact the Health Department:
9500 Belmont Avenue
Franklin Park, Illinois 60131
Email the Health Department