iOS app Android app

Illinois Department of Public Health

Double-dip Dem Debate

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 10.12.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

Gov. Pat Quinn and his opponent, Bill Daley, are fully sparring now over cronyism as this Daley says Quinn's nomination to the Chicago Transit Authority of Thornton Township Supervisor Frank Zuccarelli violates the spirit of a law that doesn't allow some board nominees to get multiple government salaries.

Early Warm Weather Brings Increased Rabies Risk To Illinois

Posted 04.04.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's early warm weather may bring more risks than unanticipated sunburns and allergy attacks. According to the Illinois Department of Public Heal...

Will Guzzardi

Nice Cream, Tough State: Regulators Threaten Life Of Small Business

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Guzzardi | Posted 10.11.2011 | Chicago

In many ways, Nice Cream is the quintessential small-business success story. Laid off from her job with the Chicago Public Schools, Kris Swanberg deci...

State Ordered To Issue New Birth Certificates To Trans Residents

Posted 09.19.2011 | Chicago

Following an order issued last week by a Cook County Circuit Judge, three transgender individuals will soon be granted new birth certificates reflecti...

Governor Pat Quinn Saves AIDS Drugs Program From Illinois Budget Wreck

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

In the belching, burning wreckage of the Illinois budget, a survivor, miraculously, emerged. Pat Quinn announced today that state funding for the Illinois AIDS Drug Assistance Program would be spared.

Tattooed Donors Can Now Give Blood Right Away, Thanks To New Regulations

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With a long-sought 2006 law finally implemented, Illinois banks now will accept the tattooed and pierced donors' blood immediately, LifeSource announc...

Illinois' High STD Rate: Health Officials Encourage STD Testing

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's National STD Awareness Month--and Illinois residents should think about getting tested. According to the the Illinois Department of Public Heal...

Advocates, Lawmakers Want Governor Pat Quinn to Reject Waiting List for People Needing HIV/AIDS Medication

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Let's hope Governor Quinn can scrape up the commitment and the $9.7 million out of a $25 billion budget to provide HIV/AID drugs to help keep people, your neighbors, alive.

Illinois' Dangerous Caregivers Missing From Federal Database

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois regulators revoked the license of one Chicago emergency medical technician in 2000 after she repeatedly failed to provide proper care to pati...

State Reports First Human Case Of West Nile In 2009

STNG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Dept. of Public Health on Monday is reporting its first recorded human case of the West Nile virus this year....

Flu Will Likely Kill 3,500 in Illinois

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

The media and the public need to take a breath. And it can be safely done -- without the mask.

Less Than 50 Restaurants Cited For Smoking Ban Violations

NBC 5 | Matt Bartosik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's been nearly one year since the statewide smoking ban took effect. How have Chicago businesses been coping? The Department of Public Health has t...

Breast Cancer Death Gap Widens

Chicago Tribune | Deborah L. Shelton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In 1980, black women and white women in Chicago with breast cancer were equally likely to die. Since then, death rates for white patients have improv...

Closed Lincoln Park Hospital Violated Health Codes

Crain's Chicago Business | Mike Colias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

(Crain's) -- The owners of Lincoln Park Hospital didn't follow proper procedures to close the hospital when it shuttered the facility last week, and i...