Chicago Department of Public Health
A top Emanuel aide insisted Tuesday the administration has done a better job caring for the mentally ill over the past couple years, despite closing half the city’s clinics; but some advocates told aldermen that’s simply not the case.
The average life expectancy is now is a record-high 77.8 years, compared with 70.3 years at the start of the period. WBBM’s Craig Dellimore reports.
Fewer than 11 percent of Chicago high school students reported smoking last year.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel defended a plan to make condoms available at 24 high schools starting next school year, expanding an effort to reduce teen pregnancy and prevent the spread of sexually-transmitted diseases among youths.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Thursday will announce an agreement with Beemsterboer Slag Co. that will force the company to remove petcoke and metcoke that neighbors say have coated their homes with black dust.
Chicago’s health commissioner told aldermen Tuesday that a 75-cent-per-pack cigarette tax hike would be a life-saver, as he made the case for the Emanuel administration’s budget plan.
A group of female Chicago aldermen, health care workers, and breast cancer survivors launched a campaign Thursday, to urge the Chicago Department of Public Health to halt plans to close the program that provides mammograms to thousands of women every year.
The city of Chicago is launching a new effort to try to stop young people from taking up smoking, by targeting menthol cigarettes.
The past decade saw a decline in the teen birth rate in Chicago, although the number of teen pregnancies is still much higher than the national average, according to new statistics released by the city on Tuesday.
The leaves are starting to change and there is definitely a chill in the air, so you can be sure that flu season is just around the corner.
The following is a list of flu shot clinics offered throughout the city.
It’s gearing up to be one of the worst years ever for West Nile Virus.
An anti-crime pilot program involving the group CeaseFire and the Chicago Police Department appears to be moving ahead after a disagreement was resolved.
The City of Chicago is taking action Tuesday and Wednesday, in hopes of minimizing Chicagoans’ chances of getting the West Nile virus.
The West Nile virus is back. State health officials have confirmed two human cases in the northwest suburbs.
The solution to tackling Chicago’s crime problem could make the strangest of bedfellows. Two weeks ago, Chicago Police and the anti-violence group CeaseFire were taking shots at one another, but on Tuesday they joined up as allies.
Six people were arrested Tuesday during a demonstration at city public health offices downtown.
Inspector shakedowns of businesses in Chicago have been legendary over the years, but now a new twist to that theme.
The City Council on Wednesday passed an ordinance that will give restaurants with good public health records a break on inspections.
A new campaign targets those who are sexually active and may not be taking precautions, and thus may be at risk for syphilis.