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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)

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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.

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