The "All In for the Win" vaccine lottery drawing was held Monday.
Despite a change in guidance from the federal government, Decatur officials say there are currently no plans to bring back a stricter form of the city’s mask mandate.
Health officials also report that seven different variants have been found in Macon County since April.
The city of Chicago on Friday issued a recommendation that everyone over 2 years old wear masks while indoors.
The state will continue to evaluate the need for additional mitigations and Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he will not hesitate to put them in place as needed to protect the health of residents.
The Decatur Public Library will again require masks for entry beginning July 29.
The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 7,983 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 on Friday compared with the weeklong total of 4,449 cases reported July 16.
Illinois averaged 1,140 new coronavirus cases daily for the week ending Friday, compared with an average of 294 cases during the week that ended July 1, according to data from the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Missouri's Republican Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday named Don Kauerauf, a longtime leader in Illinois health and government agencies, as Missouri's next health director, effective Sept.1.
The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) and the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) released guidance Monday "strongly encouraging" schools to require vaccinations of students returning to campuses this fall.
Illinois students are expected to return to in-person school next school year, wearing masks if they are not fully vaccinated.
Of the 518 people who had been hospitalized as of Wednesday, 33% had diabetes, 22% had chronic kidney disease, 22% had immunocompromised conditions, 4% had autoimmune diseases and 3% had chronic liver disease.
After a monthslong decline in cases from fall and spring peaks, the rate of new daily cases is up in the west-central and southern regions of Illinois, as well as the Metro East region near St. Louis.
A short-lived remarkable event of no new COVID-19 deaths being recorded in Illinois on Monday was followed by the highest daily death count highest total in weeks.
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois is not mandating K-12 students receive the COVID-19 vaccine before the fall, the Illinois Department of Public Health said.
Health officials are asking people affected by an Illinois chemical plant explosion to share their experiences, including whether they've experienced new or worsening health problems.
The state health department said it was aware of “only a handful” of campers and staff who had received COVID-19 vaccines before the summer camp, held in mid-June.
Families who have gotten behind on their children’s routine vaccinations can get caught up on required shots like the DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis), the MMR, a vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella, and other required immunizations by scheduling a visit to their local pediatrician.
Illinois officially met President Joe Biden's goal of having 70% of all adults receive at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Friday.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced the “all in for the win” vaccine lottery at an event in Chicago, noting it would award $7 million in cash prizes for adults 18 years of age and older, as well as $3 million in scholarship awards for Illinoisans ages 12 to 17.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Illinois continued to drop over the weekend with the state's seven-day positivity rate on all tests remaining under 1%.
Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask — except where required by law. Health officials continue to recommend masks for those who have not been vaccinated, and while using mass transportation, in medical settings, in schools and day cares, and in educational institutions.
Macon County announces three Pfizer vaccination clinics
Illinois continued to see new lows in COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, even as vaccinations stall going into June.