The Illinois Department of Agriculture is in charge of investigating complaints of pesticide misuse. It started tracking human exposure cases in internal data in 2019. Since then, there have been 33 complaints of human pesticide exposure.

By clicking on the green plus sign, you can find more information on each case and a link to each investigation the department performed.

Read the story that accompanies this data here. Read the most important takeaways here.

Case #
County
Type of Misuse
Type of Applicator
Type of Punishment
Fine Amount
Date of Complaint
Date Investigation Closed
Complaint Substantiated?
Involves Farmworkers?
Link to Investigation
13270SangamonAgricultureCommercialWarningn/a4/28/20217/8/2021yesnohttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581062-13270-idoa-v-herrin-fertilizer-housh_redacted
13271WinnebagoAgricultureCommercialFine$500.004/29/20217/8/2021yesnohttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581063-13271a-b-idoa-v-maplehurst-farms-_redacted
13272McLeanAgriculturePrivatenonen/a5/4/20215/14/2021nonohttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581064-13272-boone_redacted
13288MarionAgricultureCommercialWarningn/a5/9/20218/20/2021yesnohttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581065-13288-idoa-v-south-central-fs_redacted
13332MontgomeryAgriculturePrivatenonen/a5/21/20219/1/2021nonohttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581066-13332-dixon-human-contact_redacted
13358ChampaignAgriculturePrivateWarningn/a6/3/202111/8/2021yesnohttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581067-13358-idoa-v-nutrien-ag-solutions_redacted
13404CookLawncareCommercialFine$500.006/21/20211/24/2022yesnohttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581068-13404-ep-22-01-idoa-v-turf-care-enterprises_redacted
13590ChampaignAgricultureCommercialWarningn/a7/20/20211/3/2022yesyeshttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581069-13590-idoa-v-zumwalt-aviation_redacted
13595ChampaignAgriculturePrivateWarningn/a7/20/202112/21/2021yesnohttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581070-13595-idoa-v-gary-d-young_redacted
13650MarshallAgriculturen/anonen/a7/30/202112/21/2021no (withdrawn)nohttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581071-13650-steil_redacted
13691KaneAgricultureCommercialWarningn/a8/10/20211/18/2022yesnohttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581072-13691-idoa-v-hendrickson-flying-service_redacted
12887MarshallAgricultureCommercialWarningn/a5/1/20206/29/2020yesnohttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581047-12887-idoa-v-nutrien-ag_redacted
12888IroquoisAgriculturePrivateWarningn/a5/1/20208/24/2020yesnohttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581049-12888-navarro_redacted
12889JacksonAgriculturePrivateWarningn/a5/6/20208/28/2020yesnohttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581051-12889-johnson_redacted
12894SangamonLawncareCommercialFine$750.005/1/20209/1/2020yesnohttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581052-12894-20-118-idoa-v-blakely-lawn-care_redacted
12909IroquoisAgriculturePrivateWarningn/a5/25/20209/17/2020yesnohttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581053-12909-idoa-v-wessel_redacted
12920WoodfordAgricultureCommercialnonen/a6/8/20203/17/2021nonohttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581054-12920-syndram_redacted
12921BooneAgriculturePrivateWarningn/a6/8/202011/17/2020yesnohttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581055-12921-idoa-v-karlson_redacted
12946JacksonAgriculturen/anonen/a6/8/20208/28/2020nonohttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581056-12946-johnson_redacted
13069MontgomeryAgriculturen/anonen/a7/16/202010/1/2020no (withdrawn)nohttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581057-13069-carroll_redacted
13118McLeanAgriculturen/aWarningn/a7/29/20206/29/2021yesnohttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581060-13118-idoa-v-adams-aerial-solutions-wheeler_redacted
12003WinnebagoLawncaren/anonen/a7/16/20199/30/2019nonohttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581027-12003-rowe_redacted
12008CookLawncaren/anonen/a7/17/20199/12/2019nonohttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581028-12008-costentino_redacted
12034MadisonAgricultureCommercialFine$250.007/23/201910/25/2019yesnohttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581029-12034-19-106-idoa-v-siu-edwardsville_redacted
12059OgleAgriculturen/anonen/a7/26/20199/27/2019nonohttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581031-12059-buttron_redacted
12066ChampaignAgricultureCommercialFine$750.008/6/201910/23/2020yesyeshttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21574470-idoa_ras_curless_combined#document/p1
12332ChampaignAgricultureCommercialFine$750.008/6/201910/27/2020yesyeshttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21574470-idoa_ras_curless_combined#document/p7
12335JasperAgriculturen/anonen/a8/6/201910/29/2019nonohttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581032-12335-wells_redacted
12423FultonAgriculturen/anonen/a8/6/20199/12/2019nonohttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581034-12423-treadway_redacted
12429WillLawncareCommercialFine$500.008/12/20198/28/2020yesnohttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581036-12429-20-117-idoa-v-hawthorne-landscaping_redacted
12563PerryAgricultureCommercialFine$750.008/20/20191/7/2020yesnohttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581038-12563-ep-20-14-idoa-v-morley_redacted
12692ClintonAgricultureCommercialFine$500.008/26/20191/15/2020yesnohttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581039-12692-ep-20-17-idoa-v-chappel-klinkenborg_redacted
12840WhitesideAgriculturen/anonen/a9/24/201912/12/2019nonohttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21581045-12840-lutyens_redacted

Penalties are based on a point system, as the graphics below explain.

Top image: Paul Reynolds sprays fungicide in Champaign County, Illinois, on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. photo by Heather Coit, The News-Gazette