Questions & Answers

As a restaurant owner, can we ask for proof of a cerificate verifying that the customer is n need of a service dog?

Please review the information from the U.S. Department of Justice - Civil Rights Division - Disability Rights Section

Commonly Asked Questions About Service Animals in Places of Business

Where can you get info about boil orders on the web?

Residents with questions about boil orders can contact the EPA @ (217) 278-5800

For Food Establishments - The Technical Information Bulletin - Event of a Boil Order can be found in the Environmental Health Program section under the Food Protection Program or go to .

What is the Breast & Cervical Program?

The Breast & Cervical Program offers free breast exams/pap tests to women 35-64 years of age that are uninsured or underinsured.

What does WIC offer?

WIC offers nutritious foods to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women who are income eligible. WIC also offers infant foods and formula (to formula fed infants) and nutritious foods and dairy for children to the age of 5 years.

What is APORS?

The acronym APORS stands for Adverse Pregnancy Outcome Reporting System. A referral is automatically generated from a hospital to the family's local health department following delivery if an infant is premature or if complications during pregnancy existed. The local health department nurse follows up on the development and progress of the infant through assessments and makes necessary referrals for the family as needed.