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Opinion: Chicago’s Abandoning Poor Kids To Preventable Health Risks

Want to know the breadth of inequality in Chicago? Just take a look at the childhood injury risks across the city’s different neighborhoods.


Cardinal Francis George speaks to reporters during a visit to Children's Memorial Hospital on Christmas Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George Back Home From Hospital

Francis Cardinal George, who is battling cancer, was admitted late last month for dehydration and pain management issues. The Archdiocese of Chicago reports he is feeling better.


Police investigate at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, after the facility's active shooter alarm was triggered Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

Hospital Locked Down After False Alarm About Active Shooter

A Hoffman Estates hospital was placed on lockdown, and employees were later evacuated, while police investigated what turned out to be a false alarm for an active shooter in the building.


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CTU President Karen Lewis In The Hospital: Union

CTU spokeswoman Stephanie Gadlin says Lewis, 61, is being evaluated at a local hospital “after experiencing discomfort Sunday evening.” Gadlin says it is not due to a stroke, as rumors have suggested.


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White Sox: Reinsdorf Hospitalized In Cooperstown, Doing Fine

In a statement released Friday night, the White Sox say team owner Jerry Reinsdorf is communicating with his doctors and medical staff.


Cardinal Francis George in Rome (CBS)

Cardinal Hospitalized For Dehydration From The Flu

Cardinal Francis George has been receiving fluids and antibiotics from an IV, and is expected to go home later this week. The illness does not appear related to his cancer.


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Suit: Disabled Woman Assaulted After Leaving Hospital

The guardian of a mentally disabled woman is suing a Chicago hospital, claiming she was kidnapped sexually assaulted after the hospital discharged her without notifying her family.


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Shutdown Not Halting Medical Care At V.A. Hospital

With the shutdown dragging into its second week, money to pay healthcare workers at the James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago ran out last weekend, but employees are still on the job.


Protesters are calling for local hospitals to provide transplants to undocumented immigrants (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Little Village Hunger Strike Protests Hospital Transplant Policy

Reverend Luis Alvarengo of the United Church of Christ says it’s a matter of life and death.


Officials at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago demonstrated high-tech equipment used by the hospital as they broke ground on a new $550 million research hospital. (Credit: Brandis Friedman)

Rehabilitation Institute Breaks Ground On $550M Hospital

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago broke ground Monday morning on a new $550 million research hospital which will provide groundbreaking care.

WBBM Newsradio–07/01/2013

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Wounded Motorist Drives Himself To Hospital

A motorist was shot while driving home early Saturday in the West Side Lawndale neighborhood.


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Carbon Monoxide Leak Sends 25 Students To Hospitals

About 25 children were hospitalized in good condition after a carbon monoxide leak at a school in the Far South Side Burnside neighborhood Monday afternoon.


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Prentice Hospital Moves Closer To Demolition

A panel on landmarks declined to give the Bertrand Goldberg-designed building protective status.


The former Ravenswood Hospital is being dismantled and will be replaced by a private school. (CBS)

Ravenswood Hospital Coming Down To Make Way For School

Total cost of the project is $30 million, and construction starts on the new building in about a year and a half, CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.

CBS 2–10/01/2012

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Man, Woman Dead In Suspected Murder-Suicide At Sycamore Hospital

A shooting inside a hospital in the Illinois town of Sycamore has left a man and woman dead.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2012

This Basic Life Support ambulance caused delays in the treatment of a stabbing victim, sources say. (CBS)

2 Investigators: ‘Basic’ Ambulance Delays Treatment For Wounded Man

Ambulance 85 from Chinatown was sent and started the victim on a journey spanning two different hospitals, which greatly delayed medical care. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.


Dewayne Lucas of Rogers Park, left, said he experienced chest pains after moving from the outside into cooler temperatures on Friday.

ER Patients Urge People To Take The Heat Seriously

CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot spent time at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where the emergency room saw about four heat-related cases per hour.


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Did Paramedic Falsify Report About Man Who Later Died?

The Chicago Fire Department is trying to find out whether a paramedic falsified a report about a patient who died on Memorial Day.

WBBM Newsradio–06/08/2012

Matthew Brown, a hit-and-run victim, prepares to pick up his diploma Thursday. (CBS)

Hit-And-Run Victim Leaves Hospital To Pick Up Diploma

Matthew Brown suffered massive injuries, including head trauma. His right leg had to be amputated, and he was in a coma for more than a month. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.



Coach Goes To Hospital After Being Hit With Baseball; Doctors Find Aneurysm

Some people believe everything happens for a reason, and it wouldn’t be that hard to convince one northwest suburban teacher.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2012