(CHICAGO) McDonald’s is stopping the sale of salads at 3,000 restaurants in fourteen states after people became sick from a parasite causing intestinal illness. Acting out of caution, the Chicago-based fast-food chain said yesterday it will be switching to another supplier as soon as possible. So far, roughly 115 combined cases of cyclosporiasis are being treated, mostly in Illinois and Iowa. The other states affected include Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Missouri. State health officials say a tenth of the cases are in downstate Illinois.
(SPRINGFIELD) Governor Bruce Rauner and first lady Diana Rauner are officially reopening the Illinois Governor’s Mansion after a more than two year renovation. In fact, a grand reopening event is scheduled for today at the historic Springfield residence, with public tours of the mansion to follow. A privately funded, nearly $15 million renovation project, began in early 2015. The work included installing a new roof, a new HVAC system, and a new entrance, plus work was done to ensure the mansion complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The mansion also has a new visitor center where guests can view artwork and several exhibits, including one on Illinois life during the Civil War. Just blocks from the Illinois Capitol, the mansion was built in 1855 and is the third oldest state Governor’s residence in the U.S.