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- Farm On Near West Side Teaches Job Skills To Autistic Young Adults Some parents of young adults with autism were expressing thanks for a local program that has helped their children become more independent.
- Flu Cases In Suburban Cook County On The Rise In the past week, the Cook County Department of Public Health has seen a 32 percent increase in emergency room visits in suburban Cook County for cases of the flu, or flu-like symptoms, when compared to the week before.
- Merrillville School Closed For Disinfection After Students Contract Swine Flu Andrean High School president Harry Vande Velde III said the school was closed "for a thorough cleaning" on Monday.
- What To Do If Your Medicine Has Reached Its Expiration Date Since the 1970's, the FDA requires medications to have expiration dates. The government has looked at national stockpiles of medications and found that some may last as long as 15 years longer. CBS 2's Mary Kay Kleist reports.
- Doctors Urge CPS To Help Students Adopt Better Sleep Habits Pediatricians have recommended the Chicago Public Schools start classes for high school and middle school students later in the day, so students can get more sleep, but with Mayor Rahm Emanuel rebuffing such efforts, some doctors have offered other...
- Bono, Affleck Stay Silent in PSA on Ebola Response Celebrities are playing the waiting game in a new online campaign calling for a unified response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
- Expert: Next Cyber Attack Could Be Fatal Think data breaches are scary? It could get even worse. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
- Open Enrollment Period For Affordable Care Act Begins Today is the start of open enrollment for 2015 healthcare coverage under the embattled Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and across Illinois there have been sign-up events where people can get help navigating the system, reports WBBM's...
- Liposuction Moves To Surprising Area Of The Body Got "cankles"? Modern medicine may be able to help, CBS 2's Mary Kay Kleist reports.
- Reference To Female Condoms Appears In Grade School Curriculum Parents at one of the city's elite magnet schools are threatening to pull their students out of sex education classes. CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports.
- Need Reading Glasses? Maybe Not For Long As CBS 2's Marissa Bailey explains, a new cutting-edge procedure could eliminate the need for reading glasses altogether and it could be available soon.
- 'Vacation Virus' Surfaces In Illinois Illinois health officials now report more than a dozen cases of the mosquito-borne Chikungunya fever. CBS 2's Chris Martinez reports.
- Patrick Kennedy Hosting Mental Health Conference In Chicago The son of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy was in Chicago Thursday for an all-day conference on the topic of how we treat -- or in many cases, fail to treat -- mental illness.
- Some Employers Now Paying For Egg Freezing Procedure More women could have the option of freezing their eggs to use later. It's an expensive process, but as CBS 2's Erin Kennedy reports, some employers are now paying for it.
- Missionary Returns From Libera, Goes Into Voluntary Quarantine Volunteer Dave Dionisi spent nearly a month at a 25-acre compound run by Skokie-based Franciscan Works, helping orphans whose parents died from Ebola. CBS 2's Chris Martinez reports.