Illinois Department of Public Health

Bed bugs infest Vaughn Occupational High School in Chicago

May 4, 2010

In the past two and a half weeks, seven bed bugs have apparently been found on all three floors (and in different rooms) of Chicago’s Vaughn Occupational High School. Bed bugs are becoming an increasingly common problem in schools (these stories represent just some examples). Chicago’s CBS 2 reports that Two-hundred and thirty students attend […]

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Bed bugs in the news in Chicago; State of Illinois Department of Public Health takes action on bed bugs

February 27, 2009

The State of Illinois is beginning to recognize the severity of its bed bug problem. It issued a press release Tuesday which noted that “The Illinois Department of Public Health is seeing an increase in the number of calls from the public and from local health departments about bed bug infestations,” said Dr. Damon T. […]

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Alton, Illinois, motel: blaming the bedbug victim

October 30, 2006

This story from a local paper reports on a woman from Texas who was plagued by bed bugs in a motel in Alton, Illinois. This is a story that follows a familiar plot-line. Some of it is quoted below, with commentary. First, the woman, badly bitten, showed the bugs to a motel manager whose exterminator […]

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