Illinois quick hits: Man charged with killing Illinois woman in Germany; new EV charger manufacturer launches



Man charged with killing Illinois woman in Germany

An American man has been formally charged with attacking two Illinois women in Germany, killing one.

Eva Liu of Naperville was sexually assaulted on a walking trail, strangled and thrown down a steep ravine where she died. A Normal woman tried to come to her defense and was also pushed down the hill, but survived. German privacy laws prohibit releasing the man’s name.

New EV charger manufacturer launces

State officials gathered for the launch of its new Illinois-built DC fast charger. Called the Troniq Modular, EVBox’s new product is a National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure ready electric vehicle charging station.

The fast charger is compliant with the U.S. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act’s Build America, Buy America guidelines, which requires that chargers be produced in the United States with at least 55% domestic content.

‘Tis The Sneezin’ campaign launches

The Illinois Department of Public Health has launched a new awareness campaign called “Tis The Sneezin” to remind residents to vaccinate against the fall and winter triple threat of the flu, COVID and RSV.

The campaign showcases everyday moments interrupted by a common symptom of the flu, COVID and RSV, along with a call to vaccinate. The announcement comes as data indicates six counties in the state are at an elevated level for COVID-19 hospitalizations. However, officials said the total number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state has been trending downward in recent weeks.



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