Illinois Opioid Helpline Has Received 10,000 CallsAn Illinois hotline that supports people addicted to opioids and other substances has received 10,000 calls since it was set up in late 2017.
CDC: This Year's Flu Shot Less Than 50% Effective In Preventing InfectionAccording to the Illinois Department of Public Health, over the past decade, influenza and pneumonia have been associated with an average of 3,500 deaths a year in the state. At least four children in Illinois died from the flu last year.
Hepatitis-A Cases Spike In IllinoisHealth officials are urging people to get vaccinated, after a recent spike in Hepatitis-A cases.
Two Legionnaires' Cases At South Loop Warren Barr Rehabilitation Spark OutrageWhen community activist, Reverend Robin Hood, learned about two Legionnaires' cases at Warren Barr rehabilitation center in the South Loop from a CBS 2 story on Sunday, he immediately removed his 86 year-old mother Clara from the facility.
Legionnaires' Disease 'Clusters' Found In Chicago Nursing Home, Suburban Counties"It's extremely scary if there's something going around I think we should be notified of it and I wasn't told."
IDPH: 'Clusters' of Legionnaires' Disease Found In Chicago, Suburban CountiesAt least three residents from McHenry and Lake counties were identified in the other cluster where a Walmart in Johnsburg was named "as one common potential exposure," according to the IDPH. Johnsburg is located in McHenry County.
West Nile Virus Death Reported In IllinoisThe Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the first human has died from West Nile Virus in Illinois in 2018. 
Public Health Officials Looking Into Legionnaires' OutbreakMcHenry County Department of Health officials say nine people became ill at different locations across the county.