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Rock Island County

Food Safety Firm Supports Education

The Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation, a nonprofit education foundation in Illinois, recently received a $25,000 donation towards its Science Scholarship for high school seniors. The Science Scholarship will be offered to Rock Island High School students who are interested in pursuing a college degree and then a career in a science field.  Seattle-based food safety… Continue Reading

IL: Hepatitis A Outbreak Report Released

A report from the Illinois Department of Public Health on last summer’s outbreak of Hepatitis A at the Milan, IL McDonald’s is silent about what management of the fast food franchise knew and when they knew it. The report, on the 34 confirmed Hepatitis A cases stemming from the outbreak that began last June mostly… Continue Reading

Health Center Pays County for Outbreak

Trinity Regional Health System announced this week that it has paid Rock Island County $80,000 to help reimburse unanticipated expenses related to a hepatitis A outbreak traced to the Milan, Ill, McDonald’s restaurant this summer.  In early August, a Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department investigation concluded that the Trinity Regional Health System and Metropolitan Medical… Continue Reading