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Oak Lawn Woman Is Cook County’s First 2014 West Nile Case

The Oak Lawn resident became ill earlier this month but did not require hospitalization, according to the Cook County Department of Public Health. She is recovering at home.

08/27/2014

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Best Places To Get Free Check-ups, Immunizations And Vaccinations In Chicago

With many families struggling to receive health care services, it’s important to note there are a number of facilities that provide free or low cost health services for children, adults and elderly patients.

08/24/2012

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State Sees First Human Cases Of West Nile Virus

The West Nile virus is back. State health officials have confirmed two human cases in the northwest suburbs.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012

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At Least 50 Illness Cases Linked To Bob Chinn’s

The Cook County Department of Public Health says that at least 50 cases of gastrointestinal illness have been connected to eating at a large northwest suburban restaurant.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2012

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Study: Huge Gap In Breast Cancer Death Rate In South Suburbs

African American women in the south suburbs are 300 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than white women in the same area. It’s a number that has left long time doctors and researchers stunned.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2011

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Mosquitoes In Four Suburbs Test Positive For West Nile

It’s official. In Cook County, this year’s mosquitoes aren’t just nuisance biters anymore. Culex mosquitos, which carry the West Nile virus, are out now.

CBS 2–07/06/2011