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Measles cases are on the rise globally and here in Illinois the number is increasing as well. Vaccines are 97% effective in preventing this highly contagious disease.  To learn more about this infection and get information on vaccination, go to  Learn how to identify measles and the safe and effective vaccine that can prevent this potentially life-threatening infection for adults and children. 

Administrative Offices

The Illinois Department of Public Health has headquarters in Springfield and Chicago, administrative offices in seven regional locations and laboratories in Carbondale, Chicago and Springfield.

The regional offices coordinate various agency program activities at the local level, including organizing surveys and inspection activities, initiating requests for enforcement and compliance actions and serving as a liaison with the public and local health agencies.