JACKSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - On Sunday, Governor Pat Quinn encouraged Illinois residents to take preventive action during the extremely hot weather to stay safe, cool and avoid heat-related illnesses.
Gov. Quinn urged residents to take advantage of services available from the Department of Public Health, Department of Human Services and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. Everyone is urged to check on those most vulnerable to the heat including the elderly and children.
"High heat and humidity can lead to serious health problems, particularly for the elderly and young children," said Governor Quinn. "It’s extremely important for people to recognize the signs of heat-related illness and take action to prevent becoming sick from the heat.