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Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, head of the Illinois Department of Public Health, addresses the media Friday about Ebola preparedness. (CBS)

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.

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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.

A member of Bellevue's Hospital staff wears protective clothing during a demonstration on how they would receive a suspected Ebola patient on October 8, 2014 in New York City. If the patient was confirmed to be carrying the deadly virus the person would be sent to an isolation unit for treatment. The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, Liberian Thomas Duncan, has died at a Dallas hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital said. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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?

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?