House To Return To Springfield Thursday For Further Energy Negotiations

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House is scheduled to return to Springfield Thursday to try again at passing an elusive energy regulation overhaul days after the governor’s office announced support for a new proposal. It’s the latest push for a legislative accomplishment that has eluded Gov. JB Pritzker in his three years in office, and it’s […]

217 Today: Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021

Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 Today’s headlines: Adlai Stevenson III, who was born into a political family and carved out his own accomplishments, has died. Illinoisans could start seeing more safe sidewalks and bike lanes, thanks to a new law that took effect this month. Beginning this school year, colleges and universities in Illinois must survey […]

Immunocompromised People Produce Fewer Antibodies When Vaccinated, May Need Boosters

ST. LOUIS — As new coronavirus infections continue to climb and fast-spreading variants sweep the U.S., millions of Americans with autoimmune diseases are at risk. Patients with these chronic conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, often take medications that tamp down on their immune response — rendering some vaccinations less effective. New research from […]

Drop In Childhood Immunizations Worries Pediatricians

COLUMBIA, Mo. — In the decades he’s spent as a pediatrician, Dr. Christopher Wilhelm has never had to treat a child with rubella. “People have just been so used to getting shots and getting their vaccines, and that’s keeping disease down of many things that were very traumatic to children,” Wilhelm said. https://cpa.ds.npr.org/s4780019/audio/2021/09/hwshowchildhoodimmunizations-sfx-mixdown.mp3 Listen to […]