State warns Illinois residents about rabid animals 

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois residents are being warned to beware of rabid animals after more than two dozen rabid bats have been reported in the state this year. In a news release, the Illinois Department of Public Health is offering tips on what to do to minimize their chances of being bitten by a rabid animal and what to do when they come across bats and other animals that carry the virus.