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State tax breaks on gas, groceries and property taxes go into effect for Illinois residents

The Illinois Family Relief Plan, which Governor JB Pritzker says will provide relief on grocery, gas and property taxes, went into effect Friday for Illinois residents. The plan totals an estimated $1.83 billion in relief, including income and property tax rebates and a temporary cut in several sales taxes. “Starting tomorrow, every Illinoisan will get […]

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Health officials say first probable case of monkeypox virus identified in Illinois

The state health department announced Thursday the first presumptive case of monkeypox was identified in Illinois in a resident who recently traveled internationally. Initial testing was completed Wednesday at an IDPH laboratory and confirmatory testing for monkeypox is pending at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) […]

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Officials say Illinois residents can resume use of bird feeders, baths as flu outbreak risk subsides

State officials say that residents in Illinois can resume using bird feeders and birdbaths after telling residents last month to halt use due to an influenza outbreak that was killing birds. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) made the announcement in an update Tuesday. The department previously said the EA H5N1 strain of Highly […]

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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 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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State health officials issue warning to Illinois parents about severe liver damage in children

State health officials are warning parents in Illinois after cases of severe hepatitis in children have been reported in the state, including one case that required a liver transplant. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) said Monday that it has learned of three suspected cases of severe hepatitis in children under 10 years of […]

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Officials urge Illinois residents to halt use of bird feeders, baths due to flu outbreak

State officials on Thursday said they are urging residents in Illinois to stop using bird feeders and birdbaths due to an influenza outbreak killing birds. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) issued updated public recommendations regarding wild birds. The department said the EA H5N1 strain of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) is currently impacting […]