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- Hospitals Feeling The Pinch As Budget Fight Continues No state budget essentially means frozen Medicaid funds for Illinois’ 3.2 million recipients. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
- Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile Virus In Plainfield Will County is one of 23 Illinois counties to report West Nile virus activity as of Wednesday, health officials say.
- Developmentally Disabled Adults In Group Homes, Facilities See Allowance Cut In the first increase in two decades, lawmakers temporarily raised the allowance last year to $60, up from $50 for people in group homes and from $30 for residents of intermediate care facilities. Now, it's returning to the lower levels in place...
- Health Officials Investigating After Legionnaires' Disease Death In Chicago Public health officials in Chicago were conducting an investigation, after a resident of a Gold Coast rehabilitation center died from Legionnaires’ Disease, a rare bacterial infection.
- West Nile Virus Detected In Will County A batch of mosquitoes collected in southwest suburban Bolingbrook has yielded Will County’s first West Nile virus-positive sample of 2015.
- Chicago Announces 7th Case In Meningitis Outbreak Health officials have identified another case in a serious outbreak of meningitis affecting gay and bisexual men in the Chicago area.
- Jobs Cut At Get Covered Illinois Before 3rd Enrollment Push Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has eliminated 15 staff positions from Get Covered Illinois, the state's health insurance exchange, three months ahead of the third annual enrollment period under President Barack Obama's health care law.
- Study: Diabetes Could Affect Cognitive Abilities People who suffer from long-term type 2 diabetes might also experience negative effects on their brain.
- West Nile Virus Detected In Skokie A batch of mosquitos in Skokie has tested positive for the West Nile Virus, making it the fourth Chicago suburb to detect the disease this year.
- Plans To Close Petcoke Facilities Welcome News To South Deering Neighbors Bowing to pressure from the Emanuel administration, community activists and environmental groups, one of the two remaining storage facilities for petroleum coke shut down Tuesday -- and the last is on borrowed time.
- June's Record Rainfall Creating Bumper Crop Of Mosquitos This month has been the wettest June on record in Illinois, according to the National Weather Service, and Desplaines Valley Mosquito Abatement DistrictBiologist Paul Geery said all the rain has created a bumper crop of floodwater mosquitos, which...
- Supreme Court Ruling Allows Illinoisans To Keep Obamacare Subsidies More than 230,000 Illinois residents could have lost the tax credits that help them pay for coverage if the court had ruled the other way. In Illinois, the average monthly subsidy is $211. Without tax credits, consumers would have seen their premiums...
- Parents Who Lost Son To Drowning Helping Teach Other Kids Pool Safety The program is a partnership with Connecticut-based ZAC Foundation, an organization Karen and Brian Cohn started after the death of their 6-year-old son Zachary, who became trapped underwater when his arm got stuck in a pool drain.
- Meningitis Fears Intensify As Pride Fest Gets Underway The current outbreak involves a dangerous bacterial infection known as invasive meningococcal disease. While it has so far affected mostly African Americans, all men who are intimate with other men are urged to get vaccinated.
- City Offers Vaccine As Number Of Meningitis Cases Grows The Chicago health department now says a meningitis outbreak is growing, and the city is expanding its recommendations for who should be vaccinated.