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- Were Drug Addicts From Puerto Rico Victims Of Treatment Scam? Puerto Rican drug addicts who have been sent to Chicago with the promise of world-class drug treatment have been ending up homeless, and a state lawmaker thinks they might be victims of identity theft.
- Teen's Tragic Death Brought Hope To Three Medical Patients Organ recipients expressed thanks Thursday to the parents of Jermaine Cullum Jr., 16, who passed away last year of a heart attack.
- Jeni's Ice Cream Shops To Reopen In Chicago Following Recall Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, which has two stores in Chicago, says it has restarted production after a massive recall triggered by the discovery of listeria in some pints.
- IHSA Launches New Initiative To Address Concussions Sports organizations across the nation have come under fire for not doing enough to safeguard against concussions, particularly in football, and the IHSA’s “Play Smart. Play Hard” campaign was designed to address that.
- Cary-Grove High School Student Diagnosed With Meningitis While parents should be concerned, there’s no reason to panic, a McHenry County health official says.
- Illinois Turns Over Marijuana Applications To Attorneys While the records remain closed to journalists and the general public, the disclosure represents a win for attorneys representing a disappointed applicant and may eventually shed light on a secretive process. The case is one of several similar...
- Is Your Coffee Maker Brewing Java Germs? Ten Chicago area families let CBS 2 swab their one-cup coffee makers. CBS 2's Mary Kay Kleist unveils the results.
- Social Media Obsession Costing Some People Their Marriage Some people get so obsessed with social media, it can cost them their marriage.
- Board To Hear Case For Marijuana For PTSD, Other Conditions Monday's hearing is a step toward expanding the Illinois medical marijuana program to include PTSD and other conditions. An advisory board made up of patients, nurses, doctors and a pharmacist will hear testimony. The board will make recommendations...
- Organ Transplant Changes Reduce Wait Times For Kidney Patients The number of people waiting for an organ transplant continues to grow, with currently more than 120,000 people on the waiting for an organ transplant, and more people are added to the list each year.
- University Of Chicago Hospital, Nurses Reach Deal To Avoid Strike The University of Chicago Medical Center and the National Nurses United union have reached a “tentative agreement” for a new collective bargaining agreement, staving off a potential nurses strike, both sides announced Monday.
- Friends Of Mt. Greenwood Girl Battling Cancer Send Video Invite To Taylor Swift First, she had a Chicago street named in her honor. Now friends and even total strangers want to help Emily Beazley, a young girl battling cancer, make another dream come true.
- 2 Investigators: New Designer Drug, 'Flakka,' Makes Users Lose Their Minds Flakka is targeted to young people with its cheap high, which costs just $3 to $5. CBs 2's Dave Savini reports.
- Jeni's Ice Cream Shops Close, Products Recalled, Amid Bacteria Scare The company says listeria was found in a sample taken by the Nebrasksa Department of Agriculture.
- It's YMCA 'Healthy Kids Day' This Saturday YMCA CEO Kevin Washington sat down with CBS New York's Chris Wragge what it's all about.