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First Human West Nile Virus Death in Illinois for 2020

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the first human West Nile virus-related death in Illinois for 2020.  A Chicago resident who became ill in mid-September and tested positive for West Nile virus has died. “Although we are already into fall, West... Read More.

First Human Case of West Nile Virus in Illinois for 2020

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus in Illinois for 2020.  A DuPage County resident in her 40s became ill in mid-August. “While we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, we must also... Read More.

Illinois Department of Human Services Launches LetsTalkCannabisIL.com

New website and public awareness campaign provide important safety and health information about cannabis use in Illinois CHICAGO/SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) today announced the launch of a statewide public awareness campaign and website that provide go-to resources for health and... Read More.

Wabash County Confirms Found Remains Are Human

  Wabash County Confirms Found Remains are Human   The Wabash County Coroner’s Office confirms remains found earlier this week are human. The remains were found around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday in a farm field north of Mt. Carmel.   A farmer told authorities he was mowing and came across what... Read More.

Illinois Department of Human Rights Announces Sexual Harassment Hotline

The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) today announced the creation of a toll-free sexual harassment hotline to provide resources to the public, including referrals to counseling and legal services. The hotline, and accompanying website, will also allow for the reporting of sexual harassment... Read More.