Flu season has arrived in Illinois.
Public health officials say the virus is now being reported in significant numbers on a “regional” basis in some areas of the state.
The “regional” designation is just one step away from an official “widespread” outbreak of the flu. Experts say it’s not too late to get a flu shot, but it will take a couple of weeks for it to become fully effective.
The flu was blamed for 96 deaths in Illinois last year.