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Illinois Department Of Public Health

Medical pot applications exceed expectations

SPRINGFIELD | In just three days, more than 2,000 people began the application process to register for a medical marijuana card in Illinois.

September 05, 2014 12:33 pm

Medical marijuana applications start Tuesday

SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois Department of Public Health is gearing up for what could be a busy day Tuesday when the first applications for medical marijuana begin rolling in.

August 29, 2014 6:15 pm

Ex-agency head denies involvement in kickback scheme

CHICAGO | The former head of Illinois' Department of Public Health says he "was not involved in any way" with alleged illegal activities of his longtime chief of staff.

August 09, 2013 5:50 pm
Flu epidemic kills 27, hospitalizes 369 in Illinois

Flu epidemic kills 27, hospitalizes 369 in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Public Health is not expecting a decrease any time soon with more reported cases from previous weeks coming in, but the flu vaccine is still available and may help those with current health problems avoid the virus.

January 17, 2013 12:00 am

MARK KIESLING: Anti-gun crusader trotted into court

Anti-gun crusader Donne Trotter has a little 'splaining to do, Lucy.

December 09, 2012 12:00 am
Ponder before picking: Don't let that false morel be your last mouthful

Ponder before picking: Don't let that false morel be your last mouthful

For foodies and naturalists alike, foraging for wild mushrooms offers a flavorful foray into the wilderness. But there's danger as well.

November 29, 2012 12:00 am

IEPA: Vinyl cholride no longer detected in Sauk Village water

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that sampling results done on well water in Sauk Village confirm that vinyl chloride is no longer detected in the public drinking water, according to a news release.

August 14, 2012 2:00 pm

Testing of Jimmy John's workers under way

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | State public health workers will be working through the Christmas weekend investigating a salmonella outbreak linked to Jimmy John's restaurants Illinois.

December 24, 2010 12:00 am

Illinois health department investigates salmonella outbreak

In response to 46 Illinois residents becoming ill with salmonella since Nov. 1, the Illinois Department of Public Health is investigating the outbreak with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health departments.

December 18, 2010 12:00 am

Civil unions to become law June 1 -- but then what?

SPRINGFIELD | Civil unions will become Illinois law on June 1, as Senate lawmakers on Wednesday followed the House's lead and approved the measure.

December 03, 2010 12:00 am

Salmonella investigation now in 26 Ill. counties

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | An investigation into last month's salmonella outbreak has expanded to 26 Illinois counties, including Will County.

June 16, 2010 7:14 am
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