Ticks New I-TICK Program Aims For Better Tick & Illness Analysis By Rachel Otwell • Jul 2, 2018 Illinois Department of Public Health A first-of-its kind study is being done to track ticks in Illinois. Researchers want to know where certain illness-carrying types are most prevalent. UPDATE: Illinois Lawmakers Approve Physician Exemption For Lyme Disease By Jaclyn Driscoll • May 14, 2018 JohnTann-WikimediaCommons Update: The measure heads to Governor Bruce Rauner's desk. Sponsor state Sen. Chris Nybo (R-Elmhurst) has not yet heard whether the governor will support the idea. The Governor's Office did not respond for comment.