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Patient receives shot of flu vaccine (AP File Photo)

Flu Death Toll Reaches 50 In Illinois

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.

01/18/2013

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus that has killed at least five people. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Chicago Clinic Says It Pulled Steroid In Wake Of Meningitis Scare

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.

10/05/2012

Heroin

Unusually Strong, Dangerous Heroin Reported By ER Doctors

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports there may be a new kind of heroin on the streets – one that’s even more dangerous.

09/20/2012

JW Marriott Chicago hotel at 151 W. Adams St. (Credit: CBS)

3rd Death Linked To Legionnaires’ Outbreak At Chicago Hotel

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.

08/31/2012

Heroin

Heroin Deaths Have Doubled In Suburbs Since 2007

A new report says heroin deaths in Lake and Will Counties have doubled over the last six years.

08/30/2012

Cook County Medical Examiner's Office

Heat A Factor In Six Deaths In Cook County So Far

The third straight day of triple digit heat has led to the deaths of at least six people, authorities said on Friday.

07/06/2012

Two students were found dead in unrelated incidents at Illinois State University. (CBS)

Multiple Student Deaths Cause Alarm At ISU

After an unusually high number of student deaths this past school year, administrators at Illinois State University in downstate Normal are taking another look at their policies.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

Twin 5-month-old siblings Julian (left) and Giselle Romero were found dead in a home in the South Lawndale neighborhood on May 10, 2012. (Family Handout)

Deaths Of Baby Twins In Little Village Under Investigation

A police death investigation was under way Thursday afternoon after 6-month-old twins were found dead at a home in the Little Village neighborhood.

05/10/2012

Mark Clements of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty was among the protesters Thursday who showed up at Chicago City Hall to shed light on the deaths of suspects. (CBS)

Activists Protest Suspects’ Deaths In Police Confrontations

Demonstrators stood outside the mayor’s office to protest police brutality, though most of the alleged cases they cited happened in the suburbs, CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

CBS 2–04/26/2012

Two students were found dead in unrelated incidents at Illinois State University. (CBS)

2 Students Deaths At ISU Unrelated: Authorities

In an apparent tragic coincidence, two students were found dead overnight in separate dorms at Illinois State University, according to authorities who immediately ruled out foul play.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2012

Develt Bradford, 52, is charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery for killing a security guard during a robbery at the Aldi in the 9000 block of South Halsted Street on Nov. 10, 2011. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Attorneys: ‘Suicides’ At Police Station Lockup Are Suspicious

The deaths of two police detainees have been ruled suicides, but several local attorneys and activists are calling them suspicious and saying they invoke the memory of disgraced police Cmdr. Jon Burge.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

Authorities investigate the scene in Emington, where five people were dead Friday. (CBS)

5 Dead In Downstate Town

Five people, including two adults and three children, have been killed in the downstate Illinois community of Emington.

12/16/2011

A police officer conducts a breathalyzer test.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Interlock Devices Credited With Reducing Illinois DUI Deaths

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White attributes the state’s top safety rating from Mothers Against Drunk Driving to widespread use of the Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device. As WBBM Newsradio’s John Cody […]

WBBM Newsradio–11/17/2011

Nearly two dozen dead geese, such as this one, have been found at McKinley Park and nearby McGuane Park on the Southwest Side between Aug. 15 and Aug. 17, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Officials: Waterfowl In Chicago Parks Died Of Avian Botulism

The waterfowl that have recently died en masse at the Park District’s McKinley Park, and elsewhere in the Chicago area, were suffering from avian botulism.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2011

1995 Heat Wave

Lessons Learned From The Deadly 1995 Heat Wave

It was during a July heat wave sixteen years ago when Chicago was shocked by the weather’s toll.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2011

Doran Bloom

Three Dead In Marengo Home Invasion

Three people were killed in a deadly northwest suburban home invasion on Tuesday when a man broke into a home and stabbed three family members, one of whom then fatally shot him.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2011

Photo Of A Frozen Ditch. (AP Photo)

Bartlett Man’s New Year’s Death Caused By Hypothermia

A northwest suburban man who took a drunken fall at his home on New Year’s Day is at least the fifth Cook County resident to die of cold-related causes this winter season.

01/03/2011

Corey Ankum

Fellow Colleagues Remember Fallen Firefighter Killed In Blaze

Two firefighters doing what they loved to do most died today. Their names: Corey Ankum and Edward Stringer.

CBS 2–12/22/2010

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