Lisa Moorish poses for photographs after getting tested for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C to promote getting tested ahead of World Hepatitis Day 2009 (19th May 2009) on the first ever GET TESTED! bus at Leicester Square on May 18, 2009 in London, England. (Credit Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

Liver Virus Concerns Prompt Free Hepatitis Screenings

Hepatitis B and C affects Baby Boomers, Asian and Pacific Islanders at higher rates than other groups, and its national presence has healthcare workers nationwide urging people to take advantage of the free blood tests on Monday, May 19th –National Hepatitis Testing Day.


Former state lawmaker Keith Farnham arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago to face child pornography charges. Farnham wore a nasal breathing tube and carried an oxygen bottle as he arrived at court. He had resigned, citing health issues, days after a raid of his house and district office. (Credit: CBS)

Former Elgin Lawmaker In Court On Child Porn Charges

Federal prosecutors have said a state-owned computer seized from Keith Farnham’s office contained at least two videos depicting child pornography.


A donor takes part in a blood drive. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images for NZ Blood)

Rep. Mike Quigley Wants End To Ban On Gay Blood Donors

Congressman Mike Quigley says it’s about time and chances are good for a lifting of the nationwide ban on blood donations by gays.


The Good Intentions medical marijuana clinic opened in Wicker Park. (CBS)

High Demand: First Marijuana Clinic Opens In Chicago

Less than a week since it was signed into law, the state’s first medical marijuana clinic has opened it’s doors and already the demand is high.


Yancarlo Garcia (Credit: Elgin Police Department)

Murder Trial Begins In Death Of Homeless Man Hit With Fire Extinguisher

Two years ago Aug. 11, at about 1:30 a.m. on a moonless night, then-22-year-old Yancarlo Garcia of Chicago threw a 15-pound fire extinguisher off the roof of the Fulton Street Parking Deck in downtown Elgin.


Obamacare supporters celebrate the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Health Act on June 28, 2012 in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

ObamaCare 101: Separating Fact From Fiction

What does ObamaCare mean for you? The more you understand, the better you’ll fare.


Romeoville Widow Believes Husband Died From Tainted Kidney

A Romeoville widow believes her husband died because he received a tainted kidney transplant.



Are Kindergarten Kids Getting Their Vaccines?

Federal immunization goals remain unmet, the CDC says.



CDC: All Baby Boomers Should Get Screened For Hepatitis C

One in 30 baby boomers has been infected with hepatitis C, and most have no clue.


Incurable Gonorrhea Threat Forces Drug Change

Gonorrhea just got a little more painful to treat, but at least it’s still treatable.



Ten Foot Mailbag: How To Win Score Search

Welcome to The Score Interrogation Ro… I mean, the Ten Foot Mailbag (I’m not welcome at The Score studios.)

CBS Chicago–06/08/2012

Cubs and White Sox fans sit together at Wrigley Field. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: White Sox-Cubs Hatred Needs To Stop

After much soul searching and application of—wait for it—logic, I decided I had been a fool. What did hating the White Sox accomplish?

CBS Chicago–05/17/2012

Ear Piercings (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Survey: 20 Percent Of Body Piercings Lead To Infections

A Northwestern University research survey at has turned up data showing around 20 percent of all body piercings end up with infections.

WBBM Newsradio–03/02/2012

(Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Rise In Hepatitis C Deaths Draws Concern

Hepatitis C deaths are on the rise, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds Baby Boomers especially at risk.

WBBM Newsradio–02/22/2012

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Advocate: Legalized Marijuana Would Prevent Trade By Teens

An advocate for the legalization of marijuana says teens would never have been able to buy and sell pot at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, if the substance were legal and regulated.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2012

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Law Enforcement Leaders Come Out Against Medical Marijuana Bills

Law enforcement leaders banded together, announcing their position at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference at McCormick Place that medical marijuana bills are bad bills.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011

File Photo Of Surgeons At Work. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Report: Same-Day Surgery Centers Pose Contamination Threat

Same-day surgery centers may offer convenience, but they also may put patients at risk for contamination.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2011

Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Report: Great Lakes Beaches Most Frequently Contaminated

An annual water quality report from the National Resources Defense Council found that Great Lakes beaches were the most frequently closed beaches in the nation because of contaminated water.

WBBM Newsradio–06/29/2011

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Medical Marijuana Bill Goes Up In Smoke In Ill. House

A proposed pilot program for medical marijuana in Illinois failed to generate enough votes of support in Springfield on Thursday.


Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Support Growing For Medical Marijuana In Illinois

Support is growing in Springfield for legalizing medical marijuana.

CBS Chicago–04/28/2011