Lawmakers Celebrate Illinois’ Role In Distribution Of Penicillin

SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers gathered Tuesday at the University of Illinois Springfield to designate a new state microbe and add agriculture sciences to the list of courses that fulfill admissions requirements at state universities. Penicillium rubens NRRL 1951, which yields the antibiotic penicillin, was designated as the official state microbe in House Bill 1879, which Gov. JB […]

The Biden Administration May Recommend COVID Boosters After 8 Months

WASHINGTON — Fully vaccinated Americans could be rolling up their sleeves for another dose of the coronavirus vaccine as soon as next month. The Biden administration is close to advising fully vaccinated Americans get COVID-19 booster shots eight months after their last vaccine. A source familiar with the discussions among administration health experts said this […]

Indiana EMS Faces Shortages As Demand For Services Increases

BATESVILLE, Ind. — It’s not uncommon for the emergency room doctor in a small, rural hospital to decide their patient needs care only available at a more advanced hospital — perhaps in Indianapolis, Cincinnati or Chicago. However, transferring a critical patient is becoming increasingly difficult, according to hospital leaders, government officials and industry advocates. Patients […]

217 Today: Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 Today’s headlines: Gov. JB Pritzker is brushing off findings by Republicans and independent consultants that the new legislative maps passed by Democrats this spring are unconstitutional. University of Illinois President Tim Killeen says reaction to COVID requirements at the university has been mostly in favor. As summers get increasingly hot due […]

Health Or A Paycheck: New Report Shows How Extreme Heat May Hurt Farmworkers

People who work outside increasingly risk their income, illness and even death as climate change ramps up extreme heat. That’s according to a first-of-its-kind study from the Union of Concerned Scientists, titled “Too Hot To Work.” The study focused on workers who spend some or all of their work time outside, including construction workers, emergency […]