Services > Community Development
The Public Health Division in the Community Development
Department is responsible for all code enforcement
activities related to sanitation and health concerns. The
Health Division oversees inspections of all food service
establishments, retail food stores, home day cares, hair
and nail salons, massage facilities and hotels and motels.
Board Of Health
Monthly Educational Seminars
Mecical SHARPS Disposal
West Nile Virus
Restaurants and Retail
Health Division Personnel
Temporary Food Service Establishments
Board of Health
of Health, established by Municiapl Code, meets every other month at 7:00 p.m.
in the Conference Room, 1st Floor, Village Hall. They
are responsible for the general supervision of the health
interests of the residents of the Village of Wheeling.
By cooperating with and promoting the enforcement of
Federal, State, County, and Village regulations related to
sanitation and health, they are seeking to control the spread of
communicable disease and the promotion of general health.
On the second Wednesday of the months
of March, July and November, the Village holds a blood
drive to collect blood that goes on to serve areas
hospitals. Life Source Blood Services operates a blood
drive which is held currently at Village Hall, 1st Floor,
2 Community Boulevard, Wheeling, IL from 2:00 pm until 7:00 pm.
The next Blood Drive is scheduled for July 10th.
donors of all types are needed every day…for critically
ill patients, accident victims, people needing surgery and
those patients suffering from chronic diseases such as
cancer and leukemia. If all eligible people would donate,
there would never be a blood shortage.
will be providing a new automated procedure which offers
donors a unique way to donate red blood cells by using the
ALYX machine. All donors interested in donating on the
ALYX must have a higher level of iron than is needed for a
whole blood donation. Males must be at least 5'1" tall and
weigh at least 130 pounds. Females must be a lease 5'5"
tall and weigh at least 150 pounds. The procedure will
take 15 minutes longer than a normal donation.
Appointments are greatly appreciated for our blood drive.
To schedule an appointment, please call Beverly Slaby at
847-499-9045 or e-mail her at
firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be door prizes of
gift certificates from Wheeling Restaurants. Please donate
to help save lives. Walk-ins are always welcomed!
Please plan on coming to our drive to donate. Appointments
are greatly appreciated and aid us in anticipated the
number of people that will attend so that we can properly
staff the event. It also helps us to try and prevent too
many people from showing up at the same time. If you are
coming, but are not able to set an appointment, please
call so that you can find out when the hours with the
shorter waits will be.
Before coming out to the
drive, be certain that you eat a solid breakfast and lunch
during the day. Also drink plenty of non-caffeinated
beverages as well. It has been recommended that by
drinking plenty of water in the days leading to the drive
that veins become fuller and make the blood donation
We hope to see you at the blood drive.
Monthly Educational Seminars
Please Note: All remaining Monthly Educational Seminars have
Wheeling Community Health Fair
is sponsored by the Wheeling Board of Health and the Wheeling Park
District and is held every year in
October. The years event takes place on Saturday, October 19th at
the Wheeling Park District Recreation Center Gym from 9am to Noon.
Medical SHARPS Disposal Program
The Prescription Drug and Sharps Disposal Program is held every third
(3rd) Saturday of each month from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. The drop off
location is located at the Main Police Department Entrance, located at 1
Community Boulevard, Wheeling, IL. For more information contact Beverly
Wheeling residents can drop off unwanted
medications and used sharps (needles and syringes). We except
prescription and over the counter medications in their original
containers. You must leave the label on the container. You may
scratch out any personal information if you choose. No liquid
over-the-counter medications will be accepted. We do not accept
controlled substances such as Oxycontin and Percocet. Go to
www.swancc.org to get a complete
list of controlled medications.
Sharps must be in rigid
containers with sealed lid. ** WILL NOT accept sharps that are not in a
rigid container. We will not accept sharps in cardboard or cardstock
New sharps containers are available through the Community Development
Department Health Division, located at 2 Community Blvd. You can also
get a new container when you drop off your full sharps container.
At the same time as the medication drop off, the following will be
accepted for recycling:
batteries: AA, AAA, C, D, 9V. Tape ends of rechargeable batteries.
including all frames and sunglasses.
West Nile Virus
Your Home Against Mosquitoes
West Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause
encephalitis (an inflammation of the brain) in people.
Most people who are infected by this virus will experience
no symptoms. Mild cases of encephalitis are detectable by
slight fever or headache, while more severe cases
incidents are marked by rapid onset of fever, with
headaches, body aches, disorientation, tremors and
convulsions. The most serious cases may result in
To minimize your risk of exposure to West Nile Virus, you
should follow some simple precautions which are intended
to minimize your chance of being bit by mosquitoes.
Apply insect repellent sparingly to exposed skin. The more
DEET a repellent contains the longer time it can protect
you from mosquito bites. A higher percentage of DEET in a
repellent does not mean that your protection is
better-just that it will last longer. DEET concentrations
higher than 50% do not increase the length of protection.
Choose a repellent that provides protection for the amount
of time that you will be outdoors.
irritate the eyes and mouth, so avoid applying repellent to
the hands of children. Whenever you use an
insecticide or insect repellent, be sure to read and
follow the manufacturer's DIRECTIONS FOR USE, as printed
on the product.
Spray clothing with repellents containing ermethrin or
DEET since mosquitoes may bite through thin clothing. Do
not apply repellents containing permethrin directly to
exposed skin. If you spray your clothing, there is no need
to spray repellent containing DEET on the skin under your
When possible, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants
whenever you are outdoors.
Place mosquito netting over infant carriers when you are
outdoors with infants.
Consider staying indoors at dawn, dusk, and in the early
evening, which are peak mosquito biting times.
Install or repair window and door screens so that
mosquitoes cannot get indoors.
Help reduce the number of mosquitoes in areas outdoors
where you work or play, by draining sources of standing
water. In this way, you reduce the number of places
mosquitoes can lay their eggs and breed.
At least once or twice a week, empty water from flower
pots, pet food and water dishes, birdbaths, swimming pool
covers, buckets, barrels, and cans.
Check for clogged rain gutters and clean them out.
Remove discarded tires, and other items that could collect
Be sure to check for containers or trash in places that
may be hard to see, such as under bushes or under your
More information about West Nile Virus is
available through the Health Officer at the Village of Wheeling:
Restaurants and Retail Food Service Establishments
The Village of Wheeling Public Health Division, in
order to provide clean and sanitary food service
establishments for all residents and consumers, conducts
routine health and sanitation inspections of all food
service and retail food store establishments through out
The Public Health Division requires that all food service
establishments and retail food stores obtain a Health
Permit prior to opening. For those new establishments
coming into the village, there is a “Food Establishment
Construction Guide” which states the minimum physical
necessities for a new or remodeled restaurant, deli,
tavern or other food service establishment.
Click here to obtain a Health Permit
application for restaurants and retail food stores as well
as a guideline sheet.
“Food News” is a quarterly newsletter, which is sent to
all food service establishments and retail food stores in the village.
This newsletter includes helpful articles regarding food handling,
preparation and storage, and updates on new regulations and changes in
Food Service Sanitation Code.
Food News Spring 2010
News Summer 2010
Food News Fall 2010
Temporary Food Establishments
Temporary food service establishments operate periodically throughout
the year. The facilities are also issued permits and get inspected
during the event. A temporary food service establishment operates
at a fixed location for a period of time of not more than 14 consecutive
days in conjunction with a single event or celebration. Every temporary
food service establishment shall be inspected prior to the start of the
Health Division Personnel
The Village of
Wheeling Health Officials are:
Beverly Slaby LEHP, Health Officer (847) 499-9045
Serena Fried, Health Inspector (847) 499-9048