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- Emanuel Applauds Response To Sick Travelers From Liberia As federal officials stepped up efforts to prevent an outbreak of Ebola in the U.S., Mayor Rahm Emanuel praised local health workers for the steps taken to quickly evaluate two people who became ill on flights to Chicago from West Africa.
- Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.
- Two Sick Passengers On Flights From Liberia Being Monitored At Chicago Hospitals Medical personnel in Chicago said they are using "an abundance of caution" for two patients being evaluated for Ebola, even though neither has been diagnosed with the disease, after each of them became sick on separate flights from Liberia to O’Hare...
- State Officials: Illinois Is Ebola-Free, And Ready For Any Cases Gov. Pat Quinn was expected to form an Ebola task force and announce members next week, officials said.
- Got A Question About Ebola? Call The State's Hotline Department Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck announced the hotline Thursday. It will be managed by staff from the Illinois Poison Center, who will be able to answer questions about the virus and the state's response.
- Hospital Ramps Up Ebola Precautions As Enhanced Screening Begins At O'Hare Screening for the Ebola virus began Thursday at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, as local health experts sought to reassure the public they are ready to help contain any outbreak.
- Wet Weather Leading To High Mold Counts All the rain we've been having is making mold counts go sky high and those with allergies are just miserable, reports CBS 2’s Pamela Jones.
- 2 Investigators, BGA: Wrongful Death Settlements At Government Hospitals Costing Taxpayers Hospitals supported by taxpayers have paid out more than $180 million in Illinois for wrongful death cases -- deaths that could have been prevented.
- Mundelein Healthcare Supplier Sees Uptick In Sales Of Ebola Protective Gear Ebola is front of mind for just about everyone, but especially for a local company. Medline based in Mundelein is seeing an uptick in calls from hospitals looking for protective Ebola gear.
- Reports Of Lewis' Condition Raises Awareness About Brain Tumors A Chicago neurosurgeon says there are some warning signs to keep in mind, when trying to differentiate between a run-of-the-mill headache and something worse. CBS 2's Marissa Bailey reports.
- With Pollen Season Coming To An End, Many Still Sneezing Pollen season is drawing to a close but sneezing continues for many according to Dr. Joseph Leija, who keeps the official pollen and mold count for the State of Illinois.
- Scammers Trying To Cash In On Ebola Scare The Illinois Attorney General’s office said it has received complaints of several possible email scams related to the Ebola scare. One email says it will provide an Ebola “surplus personal protection kit.”
- When Does One Glass Of Wine Become One Glass Too Many? It's the way many women relax at the end of a busy day: having a nice glass of wine. But, when does when one glass become one glass too many?
- Viral Infection Blamed As More Than 120 Students At Schererville School Stay Home Sick A viral infection is being blamed for more than a hundred sick kids at a school in Schererville, Ind.
- Illinois Head Of Public Health Says State Is Prepared To Handle Ebola Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck says hospitals are on standby - in case there are cases of Ebola.