News Headlines – August 2, 2018

Last Updated on August 2nd, 2018

Written by Paul Bomleny

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(Undated) — Here’s the latest news: Illinois is among the states impacted by the latest salad greens recall. Doctors in Illinois are getting some protections to write standing orders for EpiPens for local police departments. More help is on the way to help find a still missing two-year-old Quad Cities boy.

>>Illinois Among States Covered By Latest Cyclospora Recall

(Indianapolis, IN) — Illinois is one of the states covered by the latest recall over possibly tainted greens. The USDA on Monday issued a new recall for lettuce and salad wrap ingredients packaged by Indianapolis-based Caito Foods. The USDA says possibly tainted lettuce found its way to stores in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The USDA says there are no reports of any illnesses yet, but a similar cyclospora outbreak in May sickened dozens of people.

>>Governor Rauner Signs EpiPen Protection Law

(Springfield, IL) — Doctors in Illinois are getting some legal protections to write standing prescriptions for EpiPens. Governor Rauner on Tuesday signed a new law to expand the law that already protects police officers from lawsuits if they use an EpiPen to try and save someone’s life. Lawmakers say the idea of the law is to get more EpiPens into the hands of law enforcement.

>>Election Complaint Filed Against Candidate For Chicago Mayor

(Chicago, IL) — An election watchdog is asking the Illinois State Board of Elections to look into the hundreds of thousands of dollars that a candidate for Chicago mayor has been giving away. The Illinois Campaign for Political Reforms filed a formal complaint yesterday against candidate Willie Wilson. Wilson made headlines a few weeks ago when he handed out nearly 300 thousand-dollars in cash and checks at a Chicago church.

>>Central Illinois County Starts Safe Haven Policy For Addicts

(Bloomington, IL) — Add Bloomington-Normal to the list of cities with a safe haven program. McLean County Sheriff Jon Sandage yesterday announced the new policy that will allow people seeking help for drug abuse to go to a police station and not be arrested. The sheriff says the idea is to get people into treatment and not into jail.

>>Sonar, Cadaver Dog Coming To Help Search For Quad Cities Boy

(Rock Island, IL) — More help is on the way to find a missing Quad Cities boy. Rock Island Fire Chief Jeff Yerkey said he expects a 360-degree sonar unit to arrive today to help search for Hawk Newberry, who fell into the Mississippi River while fishing with his father last week. Chief Yerkey said a cadaver dog may be called in tomorrow.