The Illinois Department of Public Health is warning people who purchased buffalo fish from Fresh Farms International Market in Niles in Cook County after January 30, 2014, not to eat the fish. According to a news release, health officials are reporting two people who consumed the fish have been seen at the hospital for suspected cases of Haff disease.
Haff disease is a swelling and breakdown of skeletal muscle thought to be caused by a toxin sometimes found in buffalo fish in the Mississippi River. Symptoms typically resolve within 2 to 3 days and cases are rarely fatal.
Prison watchdogs say the Illinois Youth Center is understaffed. The John Howard Association says the facility in St. Charles lacks adequate teaching staffing to meet minimum educational requirements for the youth in its care.
Dozens of students and staff at Cortland Elementary School received medical treatment Jan. 14 after complaining of nausea.
The smell from Waste Management's nearby landfill entered the school's ventilation system after a construction worker unearthed old garbage. The company says strong winds carried the odor to the school.
DeKalb school district Assistant Superintendent Doug Moeller says a certified industrial hygienist will present the findings of his investigation Thursday night (2/6/14).
Illinois taxpayers can now check the status of their state tax returns online. The page on the Comptroller's website allows taxpayers to view a history of their return payments, a breakdown of state spending and bill backlog information.
Users must put in personal information including their Social Security Number. Taxpayers also have the opportunity to enter an email address and phone number to receive a notification when their payment is processed.