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Illinois Public Health Department Gets $24 Million Federal Grant to Fight Chronic Diseases


(Chicago, IL) – September 29, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Illinois a $24 million grant to support public health efforts to reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, reduce health disparities and control health care spending. The Illinois Department of Public Health was one … Continue reading

Illinois Lightning Strike Victim Promotes “When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors” Lightning Awareness Campaign


(Springfield, IL) – June 18, 2011. “When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors” is the slogan used by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service to remind people during “Lightning Safety Awareness Week” to take cover when a thunderstorm rolls in—a slogan that one Illinois lightning-strike survivor is urging everyone to heed. Continue reading

State Rep Sara Feigenholtz Takes Aim at Looming Financial Crisis in Illinois AIDS Drug Assistance Program


(Chicago, IL) — January 25, 2010. State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago), Chair of the Human Services Appropriations Committee, on Friday convened the committee at a public hearing to tackle the looming financial crisis in the Illinois AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) and HIV prevention programs. The state AIDS drug program, which currently 4,600 people, is … Continue reading

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