The Daily Northwestern

Evanston reports first case of West Nile virus this year

Nora Shelly, City Editor

September 27, 2016

Evanston reported its first case of West Nile virus this year, as the number of mosquitos carrying the disease increases in the area. The city reported Friday that a resident had been infected. There have been 30 reported cases...

Illinois Department of Public Health confirms measles case in state

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

May 22, 2016

The Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed a case of measles in Illinois after an out-of-country visitor contracted the disease in the state last week. The infected person visited several locations in northern Illinois,...

Despite anti-immigrant sentiment from politicians, refugees continue migrating to state

David Fishman, Reporter

April 6, 2016

Home to more than 2,400 new refugees from 29 nations that migrated in the past year, residents say Illinois has historically been an open and welcoming place for asylum-seekers and immigrants alike. “Illinois is easier to resett...