Morgan County establishes the first full-time
county health department.
A law is passed requiring
all pasteurized milk plants to obtain a license from the Department and to
abide by minimum standards.
The Department celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Life expectancy for Illinoisans is now 58 years. "That the state created,
developed and maintains an official agency charged with the duty and
responsibility of participating in a movement so pregnant with possibilities
for individual and public benefit ought to stimulate pride and confidence in
the character of our government," writes Gov. Len Small.