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State public health officials announced Tuesday that Illinois has become the first to conduct in-state testing for the 2019 novel coronavirus.

Rich Egger

Stop it.  Just stop it.  Stop pretending to care about those harmed by gun violence when you fail to address the root of the problem.

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National public health officials are urging their state counterparts to be alert for avian flu infections in humans.

Illinois Attempts to Curb Overuse of Antibiotics

Mar 13, 2014
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The Illinois Department of Public Health is aiming to curb the over prescription and overuse of antibiotics that are strengthening superbugs.

Rich Egger

This week, Janna Deitz of Western Illinois University’s Political Science Department and Dr Aimee Shouse, Chairperson of the WIU Department of Women’s Studies, talk about the role of women’s issues in this fall’s elections.

Shouse believes hot button issues such as abortion rights, reproductive rights, and access to contraception are receiving more attention in the presidential contest than in years past. Controversial comments by US Senate candidates Todd Akin of Missouri and Richard Mourdock of Indiana helped bring the issues to the forefront.