Illinois Department of Public Health
Illinois Department of Public Health spokeswoman Melaney Arnold said Wednesday almost 13,000 have registered online and started an application. She says about 1,800 people have submitted at least part of the application.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says the exposure occurred during the summertime renovation of the Chute Middle School cafeteria in Evanston. OSHA is proposing a combined $132,000 in penalties.
A Chicago businessman and his wife were convicted Wednesday on more than a dozen counts of stealing $3.4 million in state taxpayer money as part of a rampant fraud scheme involving Illinois Department of Public Health grants.
Leon and Karin Dingle are charged with conspiracy, mail fraud and money laundering in a Justice Department investigation that has already yielded four guilty pleas.
Misplaced confidence, not criminal intent, is to blame for a Chicago couple’s involvement in a $5 million fraud scheme that rocked the Illinois Department of Public Health and dragged a friend of President Barack Obama into the spotlight, a defense attorney said Tuesday.
Closing arguments are scheduled Tuesday in the case of 77-year-old Leon Dingle Jr. and his wife, 75-year-old Karin. They face multiple counts of mail fraud, money laundering and conspiracy.
Federal prosecutors say they don’t plan to call a friend of President Barack Obama’s who made what they call “baseless accusations” about racial bias to testify in a trial over funds allegedly misused at the Illinois Department of Public Health.
A federal judge Monday declared a close friend of President Barack Obama to be a “hostile witness” in a trial over funds allegedly misused at the Illinois Department of Public Health, following a hearing where Dr. Eric Whitaker leveled accusations of racial bias against prosecutors.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has announced a 21-day quarantine for those who’ve had direct contact with West Africa Ebola patients.
The child was one of two people traveling from Liberia to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport who were taken to area hospitals and placed in isolation as a precaution.
The Illinois Attorney General’s office said it has received complaints of several possible email scams related to the Ebola scare. One email says it will provide an Ebola “surplus personal protection kit.”
Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck says hospitals are on standby – in case there are cases of Ebola.
Authorities began taking electronic applications Tuesday from patients whose last names start with letters A through L, with those people able to register through Oct. 31. Officials had expected just a few hundred applications in the opening days.
Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state’s new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section that angered gun owners.
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.
A group of female Chicago aldermen, health care workers, and breast cancer survivors launched a campaign Thursday, to urge the Chicago Department of Public Health to halt plans to close the program that provides mammograms to thousands of women every year.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed it is investigating “more than one” complaint of improper care at the Grove at the Lake Living & Rehabilitation Center in north suburban Zion.
Nancy Rivera doesn’t believe that an abscessed tooth gave her 87-year-old mother a black eye or severely fractured jaw, but she says a nurse at a Zion care facility insisted that was the case.
It’s been a very itchy couple of weeks for some people who participated in an obstacle race in LaSalle County.
Health officials investigating the cases have been unable to track the illness to any particular food source, said Illinois Department of Public Health spokeswoman Melaney Arnold.