Flu Cases Down In Illinois

Chicago, IL  (KTRS)  Influenza cases are down this winter in Illinois compared with recent years. Data from the Illinois Department of Public Health show that that from December 20th through December 26th, there were 49 flu-related intensive care unit admissions and two outbreaks. During roughly the same time last year, there were 323 ICU admissions…

Missouri 2016 legislative session underway

( KTRS ) Legislative leaders say providing resources to help with flood recovery efforts is a top priority. Missouri Department of Transportation spokesman Matt Hiebert says the agency still is assessing the extent of damage from the rare winter flood. But Hiebert says the agency so far has identified three or four locations where pavement has…

Illinois school safety group offers preliminary suggestions

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Officials studying safety in Illinois schools say local authorities should adopt sound existing guidelines for securing the schoolhouse, build trust in students to come forward with their suspicions, and consult regularly with local police. The School Security and Standards Task Force has issued an interim report to the General Assembly which…