Illinois Department of Public Health

State News
10:56 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Illinois medical marijuana patients now number 1,600

The number of Illinois patients getting state approval to use medical marijuana continues to climb.

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State News
6:40 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Illinois governor squeezes savings from Obama's health law

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget reveals a cautious co-existence with President Barack Obama's health care law - even as other Republican governors lash out against the law they deride as "Obamacare."

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State News
2:16 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Illinois measles cases climb to 14

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Health officials say the measles case count in Illinois has climbed to 14.

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State News
2:38 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

Lawmaker wants health dept. to clarify vaccination rules

An Illinois lawmaker has filed legislation asking the Illinois Department of Public Health to clarify state regulations on whether children must be vaccinated.

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State News
6:54 am
Fri February 6, 2015

5 children at Illinois day care diagnosed with measles

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Health officials say five children under age 1 who attend the same suburban Chicago day care have been diagnosed with measles.

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State News
11:41 am
Wed February 4, 2015

Illinois approves 1,000 medical marijuana patients

Illinois has now approved approximately 1,000 patients for the state's medical marijuana program.

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State News
10:47 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Report: Illinois paid over $1.8M for medical pot program

A published report says Illinois' delayed medical marijuana program has already cost the state more than $1.8 million in startup costs. 

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State News
1:41 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Suburban Chicago resident has confirmed case of measles

Illinois public health officials say a suburban Chicago resident has a confirmed case of measles.

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State News
4:28 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Leadership change for Illinois Department of Public Health

Illinois' director of public health under former Governor Pat Quinn has found a new job. Doctor LaMar Hasbrouck will take over next month as the head of the National Association of County and City Health Officials. 

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State News
6:12 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Gov. Rauner to keep medical marijuana chief for now

The head of Illinois' medical marijuana program for the past year is staying on the job a bit longer. A spokesman for Gov. Bruce Rauner says Bob Morgan is "staying on for the time being." Morgan is an attorney with the Illinois Department of Public Health and coordinator of the marijuana program.

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