Illinois lawmaker tests positive for COVID-19, quarantines

Sam Yingling – PHOTO ILGA.gov

ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois lawmaker has tested positive for COVID-19. The office of state Rep. Sam Yingling said Monday he tested positive last week and has been quarantined at his home in Grayslake. It said in a statement the 40-year-old Democrat experienced significant sinus congestion and drainage — symptoms he thought at first to be related to his allergies. But those symptoms quickly evolved and he experienced a sore throat, cough, chest congestion, headache, fatigue, and body aches. Yingling says that once he learned he’d tested positive, he notified anyone he’d knowingly been in contact with and encouraged them to get tested.