Up to 122 people have been admitted to the intensive care units at Illinois hospitals for treatment of the flu. Seven of those people died.
The flu season in the Chicago area is hitting harder than in the last couple of years.
Experts were predicting a longer and stronger flu season this year.
The flu is back with a vengeance this year, earlier than usual and affecting more people this winter.
Doctors have been seeing an increase in flu cases, marking the earliest start to the flu season in nearly a decade.
The leaves are starting to change and there is definitely a chill in the air, so you can be sure that flu season is just around the corner.