ROUND LAKE BEACH – State Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is encouraging residents to take a few minutes to learn about the many ways they can keep themselves and their families safe during the winter months.

“With the cold weather fast approaching, now is the perfect time for residents to winter-proof their homes and vehicles,” Yingling said in a news release. “Many issues that arise due to the cold weather are preventable, and I highly encourage everyone to take a few moments this week to prepare themselves to avoid many common winter issues.”

In response to the dangerous conditions that winter weather can create, Yingling is highlighting the National Weather Service’s winter safety tips. To winterize your home, the NWS recommends installing insulation, covering windows with plastic and keeping fire extinguishers on hand.

To prepare vehicles for snowy and icy driving conditions, residents should keep their gas tank as full as possible to prevent condensation in the tank and maintain a storm kit in their car that includes water, snacks, blankets and flashlights.

For more tips, visit the NWS’s website at

“The winter months bring many dangerous situations that can be avoided by taking adequate precautions,” Yingling said. “It is never a bad idea to be prepared for the worst, and now is a great time for residents to be ready for the unexpected during the winter months.”

via Shaw Local

December 2, 2021 at 05:19PM