Digital Access

Digital Access
Access saukvalley.com and all Shaw Local content from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, Daily including the e-Edition or e-Edition only.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more. Text alerts are a free service from SaukValley.com, but text rates may apply.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
Coronavirus

Illinois lawmaker Sam Yingling tests positive for COVID-19, quarantines

In this May 15, 2014 photo, Illinois Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Hainesville, speaks to lawmakers during a session at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. With all 71 Democratic members up for re-election, House Speaker Michael Madigan vote count has been affected by the combination of having a half dozen members facing vulnerable re-election bids in swing districts, and others who made pledges that theyíd refuse to make the stateís temporary increase permanent. Four members, state Reps. Yingling, Marty Moylan, Fred Crespo, and Michelle Mussman, are among House Republicansí top targets in November. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
In this May 15, 2014 photo, Illinois Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Hainesville, speaks to lawmakers during a session at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. With all 71 Democratic members up for re-election, House Speaker Michael Madigan vote count has been affected by the combination of having a half dozen members facing vulnerable re-election bids in swing districts, and others who made pledges that theyíd refuse to make the stateís temporary increase permanent. Four members, state Reps. Yingling, Marty Moylan, Fred Crespo, and Michelle Mussman, are among House Republicansí top targets in November. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

As a public service, KSB Hospital & Shaw Media have partnered to provide open access to information related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) emergency. Sign up for the newsletter here

ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois lawmaker has tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced Monday.

State Rep. Sam Yingling tested positive last week and has been quarantined at his home in Grayslake, his office said a statement.

The 40-year-old Democrat experienced significant sinus congestion and drainage, symptoms he thought at first to be related to his allergies, the statement said. But those symptoms quickly evolved and he experienced a sore throat, cough, chest congestion, headache, fatigue, and body aches, it said.

Yingling said once he learned he’d tested positive, he notified anyone he’d knowingly been in contact with and encouraged them to get tested.

Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Loading more