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Public health boss: Illinois needs Narcan shots

By Benjamin Yount  Illinois News Network Illinois is getting 4,000 doses of the opioid overdose medication Narcan and the state's public health director says Illinois needs every single one of them. Most of the doses of Narcan that are being donated by Adapt Pharma are going to state troopers and parole officers in Illinois. In the field, that's where Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav Shah said they'll do the most good. While 4,000 doses may sound like a lot, Shah…

Legislation would ban smoking until age 21

The "Tobacco 21" measure would prohibit consumers younger than 21 from buying tobacco-based products including e-cigarettes and other nicotine products in Illinois.

Flu in Illinois leveling off, not going away

The flu in Illinois isn't going away anytime soon. The Illinois Department of Public Health says its latest report for the CDC shows a dip in cases, but not a drop in activity.