The Stickney Public Health District would like to remind residents to stay safe when bats are near. Rabies is perhaps the most well known disease associated with bats, however several highly fatal diseases have been linked to them. An exposure to rabies most commonly occurs when a person is bitten by a rabid animal. It can also be transmitted when the saliva from a rabid animal comes in contact with a person’s mouth, eyes, nose, or a fresh wound. Even if you don’t think you were bitten, but find a bat in your home, this can be considered an exposure.
Take these precautions to help minimize the risk of exposure to bats and their diseases:
When a person is exposed to rabies, timely administration of a vaccine called post-exposure prophylaxis can prevent infection. If you are bitten by a bat immediately wash the bite site with plenty of soap and lots of running water for a minimum of 10 minutes and seek medical attention immediately. If you were exposed to, or bitten by a bat, contact your doctor.
Always remember do not handle bats. If you find one living in your home, if you find one dead on your property, or in the instance of a bat bite notify: Stickney Township Animal Control (708) 424-9200 Ext. 2187. To get more information about rabid bats please visit www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/rabies/ or www.batcon.org/rabies.
The market will be open from noon to 5pm every Wednesday during the summer months.
If you are interested in selling foods, produce or crafts at this year's market see our Farmers' Market page for more info.
Art classes for all ages are offered this summer through the Stickney Township Community Art Program.
All classes are held at the Louis S. Viverito Senior Center
7745 S. Leamington, Burbank, IL.
More information, including a complete summer schedule, is available here. Please call to register
The Little Company of Mary Health Education Center offers Wake Up Call Screenings one Saturday each month from 7:30 am-noon. This one hour comprehensive screening for stroke and heart attack could save your life! Includes CBC, chemistry panel, cholesterol panel, thyroid level, liver enzymes and more. Ultrasound of the abdominal aorta and carotid arteries, peripheral vascular screening, heart rhythm screening for atrial fibrillation. NEW this year!!! Screening for metabolic syndrome. Includes personalized visit with the wellness nurse educator. Fee $155 (value $4,000). By appointment only. Payment required at time of registration. First appointment at 7:30 am. To register and for more information call 708 423-5774.
The second annual Stickney Salute to Veterans, an event that honors area residents who have served our country in the military, was held this past December 7th, coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Events were held at both the North Building and the LSV Senior Center.
Township President Louis S. Viverito remarked that "Stickney Township was incorporated 5 years after the attack on our country. It was the beginning of a 70 year tradition of service to the community. When we held the first Salute to Veterans event in 2015 it was my hope that it would be the start of a new tradition in the township. I was honored to address all of those who attended both as the Township President and as a Korean War Veteran."
"Things have changed greatly in the past 70 years, but township government remains a constant — continuing to provide services specific to residents both younger and older. Unfortunately, there is a growing debate in our government regarding what value, if any, we offer the community. Some say township government is unnecessary and would rather Cook County or Springfield step in to replace it. I hope that you disagree and will help to defend Stickney Township and all the services that we provide to the community."
Hundreds of veterans and their families attended events at the two seperate locations which included presentations by children attending the Stickney Township Pre-school programs and a luncheon. Musical entertainment at the North Building was provided by Maureen Christine while attendees at LSV were entertained by the musical group "Sweet Reminders."
Open Houses featured activities at all building locations including the South Clinic, North Building, Central Building and the LSV Senior Center.
Elected township officials and staff were on hand to answer questions, tour the facilities and provide important information about our programs, services and resources.
According to Township Supervisor Louis S. Viverito township government is under state scrutiny.
"Our assets are completely paid for and we run in the black, something that is rare for a unit of government. Yet, there is talk of abolishing townships or rolling the assets into other units of government. Honestly, do you think the State or County could do a better job of providing the services that we offer as affordably as we do?" questions Supervisor Viverito.
"Our goal is to increase public awareness of the valuable services Stickney Township provides, services that will likely cost taxpayers a great deal more if they were left in the hands of a larger unit of government."
Township Day at Stickney Township featured an intergeneraltional event at the North Building with brought together seniors with children enrolled in the township pre-school program and their families; a $2 lunch featuring prime rib at the S LSV Senior Center; a truck rodeo at the Central Building; the weekly Farmers Market at Central and free ice cream courtesy of Andy's at all locations.