A scathing new report by court-approved researchers paints a bleak picture of medical care in Illinois prisons, describing treatment delays, haphazard follow-up care, chaotic record keeping and a litany of other problems that may have cut short the lives of some inmates.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said it has determined 98-year-old Leon Krynicki died primarily due to heart problems. His hospitalization on Feb. 3 might have been due to over-medication, but the medical examiner’s office said the medication did not contribute to his death about one month later.
Monroe County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Becky Herrin says two men and a woman were vacationing with their families in the Keys when they died on Monday.
Three employees of a South Holland assisted living facility have been removed from their jobs, after an elderly woman died from an overdose of pain medication. Two other residents who were hospitalized the same day also have died, and understaffing might have been an issue.
Authorities stress that shoveling snow can be potentially dangerous.
The CDC says 22 states are seeing high levels of illness — including Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin — up from 13 states a week earlier.
Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner on Tuesday blamed Gov. Pat Quinn for the deaths of children whose families have had contact with the Department of Children and Family Services, an attack the Quinn campaign called a “despicable” smear attempt.
Veteran Chicago stage and television actress Molly Glynn was struck by a falling tree during storms in the Erickson Woods Forest Preserve. Bernie Yvon died a short time later, when a tractor-trailer ran over his car in Munster, Ind.
A young mother who had been missing since Monday was found dead in a Garfield Park garage on Thursday, along with a 31-year-old man. Authorities said they died from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Nicolette Medina, 25, and Marco Acevedo, 31, were found unresponsive in the garage about 3:30 p.m. in the 3800 block of West Gladys Avenue.
Haristien Lacy, 86, and Veronica Lacy, 55, were both found unresponsive inside a home about 4 a.m. in the 11500 block of South Ada Street.
DuPage County is seeing a spike in heroin deaths, and the man who sees most of those victims is trying to educate people of the drug’s evils.
Two people, both believed to be in their 50s, were killed in the blaze in the 200 block of East 24th Street in Chicago Heights.
When it comes to deaths, Lake, Will and DuPage counties reported big increases last year. As CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports, drug dealers could be operating right in your own neighborhood.
IDOT message boards list the total number of confirmed traffic deaths as 234 through Friday, but according to IDOT Traffic Safety director John Webber, that does not include a deadly crash near in the north suburbs Friday morning.
Two women found dead inside a burning Chatham neighborhood building were stabbed to death before the building was intentionally set on fire, authorities said.
Illinois is among 30 states reporting high flu activity in a season where the virus is striking earlier than usual and the main flu strain is one that tends to make people sicker.
There are no reported meningitis cases in Illinois, but as CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports, hundreds of patients at three Chicago-area facilities are being warned.
CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports there may be a new kind of heroin on the streets – one that’s even more dangerous.
City health officials say a third person has died from an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at a Chicago hotel, and they think they know the primary source of the bacteria.