measles Illinois Changes Vaccination Requirements for Schools By Emily Boyer • Apr 30, 2014 National Cancer Institute / Wikimedia Commons As preventable diseases make a comeback, Illinois is increasing immunization requirements for schools. A Look Inside the Resurgence of Measles By Emily Boyer • Mar 12, 2014 Wikimedia Commons Measles is a highly contagious, viral disease. Measles was considered eradicated from the U.S. in 2000. In the last month, 2 cases have been reported in McDonough County. Another Measles Case in McDonough County By Rich Egger • Mar 5, 2014 Wikimedia Commons Those who attended a junior high school volleyball game in Bushnell on Tuesday, February 25, might have been exposed to the measles. Measles Exposure in McDonough County By Rich Egger & Emily Boyer • Feb 26, 2014 Wikimedia A young child who was visiting Macomb came down with a case of the measles, raising concerns about who might have been exposed to the virus.