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Illinois reports its fifth death connected to vaping

Illinois reports its fifth death connected to vaping

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A fifth Illinois resident has died after being hospitalized with a vaping-related lung injury. The Illinois Department of Public Health on Thursday did not release any information about the victim, nor when or where the death occurred. According to the department, 187 people in Illinois, ranging from 13 years to 75…Read more »

Salad product recall over E. coli bacteria impacts 22 states

Salad product recall over E. coli bacteria impacts 22 states

SWEDESBORO, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says thousands of pounds of salad products are being recalled due to a possible E. coli contamination. The department says Missa Bay, LLC from Swedesboro, New Jersey, is recalling more than 75,000 pounds (34,020 kilograms) of salad products that contain meat or poultry because the lettuce…Read more »

AP: Catholic boards hailed as fix for sex abuse often fail

AP: Catholic boards hailed as fix for sex abuse often fail

By REESE DUNKLIN, MITCH WEISS and MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press Facing thousands of cases of clergy sex abuse, U.S. Catholic leaders addressed their greatest crisis in the modern era with a promised reform: Mandatory review boards. These independent panels with laypeople in each diocese would review allegations fairly and kindly. And they would help bishops…Read more »

Officials: Multistate hepatitis A cases traced to berries

Officials: Multistate hepatitis A cases traced to berries

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska and federal health officials say a hepatitis A outbreak that includes Nebraska, Indiana, and Wisconsin has been traced to blackberries sold in Fresh Thyme grocery stores. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says in a news release Wednesday that the outbreak began several weeks ago in Nebraska. The…Read more »

Two injured in Clay County crash    

Two injured in Clay County crash    

Two occupants of an SUV were injured when it collided with a semi attempting to back onto a roadway Wednesday night. State Police say the crash occurred on U.S. 50 at Ironwood Road a mile east of Xenia in Clay County. Preliminary information indicates the semi driven by 28-year-old Brendan Swope of Midlothian, Virginia was…Read more »

Governor orders restrictions on schools’ ‘timeout’ rooms     

Governor orders restrictions on schools’ ‘timeout’ rooms     

Governor J.B. Pritzker has ordered severe restrictions on public schools’ use of isolation rooms for troubled children. The Democrat said Wednesday he directed the Illinois State Board of Education to issue emergency rules governing so-called timeout rooms. The rules stipulate that a ‘trained adult’ must accompany children in unlocked rooms.  The rooms must only be…Read more »

Kaskaskia Special Education District responds to allegations made in statewide investigation of “timeout” rooms

Kaskaskia Special Education District responds to allegations made in statewide investigation of “timeout” rooms

The Director of the Kaskaskia Special Education District has issued a response to allegations made against the district in a statewide investigation of the use of “timeout” rooms. Cassie Clark says she cannot comment on matters pertaining to individual students, but says KSED strongly believes in the guidance and principles articulated by the Federal Department…Read more »