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Guaranteed Coverage For People With Pre-Existing Health Conditions

Health insurance companies can no longer deny or limit coverage for individuals with pre-existing health conditions.


Drew Peterson (Credit: Will County Jail)

Drew Peterson Gets 38 Years For Murder Of Kathleen Savio

Following a rambling, bizarre and emotional plea in which he forcefully denied being a killer, Drew Peterson was sentenced to 38 years in prison Thursday for murdering his third wife Kathleen Savio nearly 10 years ago.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2013

NATO Protesters

NATO Protesters Poised To Accept New March Route ‘Grudgingly’

Anti-war protesters appear ready to compromise with the City of Chicago about a march during the NATO summit.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2012

Extensive damage after an EF-4 tornado hit Harrisburg, Ill. (Credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

State Aid Coming To Tornado-Ravaged Downstate Communities

With Federal Emergency Management Agency officials twice denying aid, Gov. Pat Quinn says the State of Illinois is moving to assist Southern Illinois communities devastated by tornadoes last month.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2012

Rod Blagojevich

Judge Calls Blagojevich’s Motion For New Trial ‘Hare-Brained’

A federal judge angrily scolded a bid by attorneys for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to get a new trial, calling their motion alleging potential misconduct by the jury forewoman “hare-brained.”

CBS Chicago–12/19/2011


Prosecutors: State Caseworker Sought Sex From Clients

An Illinois state employee is being held on $70,000 bond, on charges that he solicited sex from the people he was supposed to be helping.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

A pedal pub operates in Nashville. (Credit: Diane Sjolin Willock)

Bike-Powered Pub Crawl Company Fights Rejection By City

A new company that wants to use 16-seat bicycle-powered vehicles to ferry them from pub to pub says it’s fighting the City of Chicago’s decision to deny it a business permit.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2011

Former Illinois Governor George Ryan speaks to the news media at the federal courthouse following a verdict of guilty on all counts in his corruption trial April 17, 2006  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Panel Rejects Former Gov. Ryan’s Latest Appeal

An appeals panel has turned down former Gov. George Ryan’s bid to have his conviction overturned, just nine days after he lost his wife to lung cancer.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2011

Chicago School Board

Teachers Union President: Strike Is Possible

The Chicago Teachers Union has decided to go back to the bargaining table rather than simply allow the school board to take away teacher pay raises for next year.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2011