Two West Nile deaths have been confirmed in Illinois this year.
The state public health department says the deaths were reported in Cook and Kendall counties.
One victim was a man in his early 90s from south suburban Chicago. The Kendall County victim reportedly was someone in their 70s.
Health officials recommend wearing mosquito repellent when outside between dusk and dawn. They also say it's important to remove standing water around homes and to repair or replace broken window screens.