A flu vaccine shortage in 2004 led to cries of unfairness along with reports of theft, smuggling and price gouging. Now, officials warning that criminals are scheming to intercept COVID-19 vaccines, and federal officials have raised concerns about counterfeit doses.
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On Friday, a lifetime of playing the game by his own rules once again caught up with ex-Ald. Vrdolyak, as a federal judge sentenced him to a year and a half in prison for skirting a tax levy related to millions of dollars in payments he and a friend received in the state’s massive settlement with tobacco companies.
Former Chicago Ald. Edward Vrdolyak was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison today after being convicted in a tax scheme related to his receipt of millions of dollars in Illinois tobacco settlement money. In what’s viewed as a largely symbolic move, the U.S. House voted to decriminalize cannabis and tax it at the federal level. Two Illinois Democrats joined the rest of the state’s Republican delegation to Congress in voting against the proposal. And, Illinois’ top public health official said today that the state is planning to distribute its initial inventory of COVID-19 vaccinations to the 50 counties with the highest coronavirus death rates. Welcome to The Spin.
Illinois plans to distribute its initial allocation of roughly 109,000 doses of a new COVID-19 vaccine to the 50 counties across the state with the highest death rates from the virus, the state’s top public health official said Friday.
Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis launched a discovery recount Thursday after unofficial results from the Nov. 3 general election showed him losing by 5,374 votes to first-term U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood.
Embattled House Speaker Michael Madigan, his bid for reelection to the post in jeopardy, will appear Saturday at a “candidate’s forum” hosted by one of his most loyal constituencies — the House Black Caucus.
The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in Illinois climbed to a new high of 124 on Thursday, and the nation recorded the highest single-day death toll yet as the country enters the 10th month of the pandemic.
Republican U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger retweeted a link to President Donald Trump’s Wednesday afternoon video from the White House in which he continued questioning the results of last month’s election with a five-word message.“ Time to delete your account,” Kinzinger tweeted.