Illinois Governor J-B Pritzker continues to urge residents not to travel or gather with people outside their household for Thanksgiving.

Pritzker says there is still time to change plans before Thursday's holiday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has set-up several mobile teams in southern Illinois to offer free COVID-19 testing.

The Illinois Department of Public Health is offering guidance for getting through the holidays safely amidst the pandemic.

The Illinois Education Association called for the Illinois Department of Public Health to identify verified COVID-19 outbreaks in schools.

Jefferson Co. Health Dept.

A drive-thru COVID-19 testing site is coming to Jefferson County this weekend.

No appointment is needed and anyone can be tested. You must have a valid telephone number since you will be called with the test results.

Wednesday, Illinois is reporting its most confirmed cases of COVID-19 during the month of July.

There remains confusion about how the Illinois Department of Public Health determines if COVID-19 was the primary factor in a person's death.

The State of Illinois is trying to ramp up testing for COVID-19.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has hired a consulting group to help find additional staff for state labs in Carbondale, Chicago and Springfield. The Carbondale lab needs 56 workers.

While states keep track of the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and those who die from the virus, some are calling for news on how many people are recovering.

New figures from the Illinois Department of Public Health show the number of abortions performed in the state increased about seven percent from 2017 to 2018.

The increase mostly came from Illinois residents who were seeking the procedure.

Illinois Dept. of Public Health

The Illinois Department of Public Health says a Chicago resident in his 70s is the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus in the state this year.

It said Tuesday the man became ill in late July.   


Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin now says he does NOT believe the state-run veterans’ home in Quincy should close.

That’s even though it’s struggled with persistent Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks.

After reporting by the Chicago Tribune uncovered public health officials were failing to test babies for a devastating neurological disease… the Illinois Department of Public Health Department says the tests will begin Monday.

The Illinois agency responsible for public health issues ranging from nursing home regulation to infectious disease control has released a five-year strategic plan in an effort to improve its performance.