The Daily Northwestern

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,...

Zika cases in Illinois rise eight-fold in 2016

Nora Shelly, Assistant City Editor

May 3, 2016

The number of Zika cases in Illinois has risen from two to 16 since January, but city and state officials maintain that there is little threat to residents, according to a public health report released Friday. Twelve of the 16 in...

Illinois officials look to improve monitoring, testing of lead levels in water

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant City Editor

April 17, 2016

Although many Illinois communities such as Evanston have not experienced recent issues with lead poisoning, state officials are working to improve practices for monitoring and testing lead levels in the water in light of the c...