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State Closes Hundreds Of Pools Over Drain Covers

Hundreds of pools across Illinois have been closed by the state, after state inspectors found them in violation of federal drain regulations.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2011

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Hundreds Of Public Pools Could Close Over Drain Issues

About 400 public pools in Illinois have yet to meet new drain safety requirements and could be forced to close on Saturday if they don’t make the necessary modifications.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2011

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Efforts To Legalize Drug Recycling Stalled In Illinois

Laura Redman inherited 13 vials containing hundreds of pills after her mother died of Lou Gehrig’s disease. With legislation that would allow the recycling of medication stalled in Illinois, there was nothing she could do with it.

08/20/2011

A culex tarsalis female mosquito that was caught in a trap will be tested for the presence of the West Nile virus. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

Palatine Man Tests Positive For West Nile

An elderly northwest suburban man is the first to be diagnosed this year in the Chicago area with West Nile-related diseases.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2011

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Tainted Turkey Linked To 7 Salmonella Cases In Illinois

A salmonella outbreak involving ground turkey has hit Illinois and 25 other states. So far, 77 people have become ill, 7 of them in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

Papaya

Warning On Papaya From Mexico, Link To Salmonella

The Illinois Department of Public Health is warning people to avoid buying papaya from Mexico right now because several illnesses have been linked to the fruit.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2011

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State Offering Free HIV Screenings

The Illinois Department of Public Health has teamed up with health facilities around the state to offer free and anonymous screenings for National HIV Testing Day.

06/27/2011

Transgender person applying make-up. (Photo credit: JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Transsexuals Sue After State Refuses To Change Gender On Birth Certificates

A class action lawsuit was filed claiming that the state of Illinois refuses to change the gender on birth certificates of transsexual people unless they’ve undergone genital surgery.

05/10/2011

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State May Be Cutting Programs, But Not Promotions

Cheap trinkets are costing hundreds of thousands of dollars to promote the work of state agencies, while programs to help the needy are being cut.

CBS 2–05/04/2011

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AIDS Advocates, State Rep. Protest Cuts To Assistance

HIV prevention advocates and a state lawmaker are protesting a decision that would dramatically lower the limit for which Illinoisans can qualify for AIDS drug assistance.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2011

Laura Barna (right) is sharing her excess breast milk with fellow mother Kallie Mashare (left) though an online group "Eats on Feets." (Credit: CBS)

Breast Milk Sharing Becoming Popular Choice For Moms

Many women are bypassing traditional breast milk banks for a cheaper, easier alternative: breast milk sharing. It’s a potentially risky option for your baby unless you know the right questions to ask.

CBS 2–03/15/2011

Alden Village North Nursing Home

State Moves To Close Nursing Home After Scandals

Illinois state officials are moving to close the Alden Village North nursing home in the Rogers Park neighborhood, on accusations of a pattern of neglect and death there.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2011

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CDC: Jimmy Johns Alfalfa Sprouts Found To Have Salmonella

Salmonella outbreak involving Jimmy Johns alfalfa sprouts has now spread to 15 states including Illinois and has sickened 89 people.

12/23/2010

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