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Illinois health officials warn residents about salmonella outbreak linked to recalled Jif peanut butter

State health officials are warning Illinois residents to immediately dispose of recalled Jif peanut butter products that may be contaminated with salmonella. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Tuesday that they are working with local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to investigate the multi-state outbreak of salmonella […]

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State attorney general urges families in Illinois to be on lookout for scams related to baby formula shortage

The state’s attorney general is urging residents in Illinois to be vigilant for scammers trying to exploit families who are struggling to find baby formula during the national shortage. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul said Friday that the baby formula shortage continues to impact families across Illinois. “On top of the stress of locating formula, […]

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Governor signs bill into law that aims to combat the rise in organized retail crime in Illinois

Gov. JB Pritzker on Friday signed a bill into law that aims to combat the rise in organized retail crime in Illinois and disrupt criminal enterprises. “This new law represents another important step to fight crime and advance public safety in Illinois,” Pritzker said. “This is how we protect store workers and customers, prevent militarized […]

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Governor signs bill that will require Illinois schools to report teacher sexual misconduct to board, parents

(The Center Square) – A bill signed into law will soon require Illinois school superintendents to notify school boards and parents of sexual misconduct that happens in their districts. House Bill 4316 was signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker after passing the Illinois legislature unanimously. Supporters of the measure say it is a follow-up bill to […]

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Severe thunderstorms could bring tornadoes, hail and heavy rain to northern Illinois, NWS says

The National Weather Service says potentially severe thunderstorms could bring tornadoes, hail, heavy winds and rain in northern Illinois Saturday evening. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a hazardous weather outlook Saturday morning for northern Illinois, including Lake and McHenry counties. Thunderstorms are expected to develop across northwest Illinois to the Interstate 39 corridor around […]

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Illinois State Police adding more license plate reading cameras to assist in expressway shooting investigations

Nearly five dozen automated license plate reading cameras are being installed to supplement the current 99 cameras that assist in shooting investigations on Chicago area expressways, state police announced. The Illinois State Police (ISP), in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), announced on Wednesday that 56 […]