Category: Public Health

State announces additional steps to provide food, shelter for asylum seekers

The Pritzker administration said Wednesday it will take additional steps to improve the state’s response to the surge of asylum seekers, including another extension of its food services contract.
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Johnson’s office says 5-year-old migrant boy’s death was ‘medical emergency,’ not related to infectious disease

The 5-year-old who died Sunday at a migrant shelter in Chicago did not appear to have suffered from an infectious disease, and there is no evidence of an outbreak at the site, Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson's office said Tuesday.
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IDPH advises healthcare facilities to increase mitigation measures to slow spread of RSV

With half of Illinois’ 102 counties at elevated risk for COVID-19 hospitalizations, the Department of Public Health said Thursday that healthcare facilities should take mitigation measures to reduce the spread of respiratory viruses.
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Raoul announces settlement with CSL Plasma over alleged discrimination against disabled individuals

Illinois has reached a settlement with plasma collection company CSL Plasma and its parent company to resolve a lawsuit that alleged the company’s policies discriminate against people with disabilities, Attorney General Kwame Raoul said last week.
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