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)

Feds: Sentencing Of Ex-Rep Farnham Shouldn’t Be Delayed

Prosecutors want a federal judge in Chicago to go ahead with the sentencing of former Illinois Rep. Keith Farnham on a child pornography conviction despite illness that could soon take his life.


Common house mosquito (Credit: Illinois Department of Public Health)

‘Vacation Virus’ Surfaces In Illinois

Illinois health officials now report more than a dozen cases of the mosquito-borne Chikungunya fever. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.


Ashley Walls (Facebook)

U Of I Grad Student Dies Of Illness In Brazil

This week, Ashley Walls was working in the slums of Florianopolis and suddenly became ill and died from an undisclosed illness. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.


(Photo: O'Hare Airport Guide) credit: Pilar Clark

9 O’Hare Passengers Taken To Hospitals After Becoming Ill

An international flight was grounded at O’Hare after several passengers were rushed to the hospital. The tourists were headed home to Copenhagen Denmark late last night.


Some pet experts advise raw diets for animals, though not everyone is sold on them. (CBS)

Some Pet Owners Swear By Raw Diets For Their Animals

The food contains meat, organs, bone, and in some cases vegetables and fruit, all ground together and sold frozen. Just thaw it out and serve it up.


Rebeka Kasper spent three weeks battling a combination of mononucleosis, two strains of streptococcus virus, toxic shock syndrome and pneumonia. She recovered in time for Christmas in what doctors called a miraculous turnaround in her health. (Credit: CBS)

Purdue Student Makes ‘Miracle’ Recovery From Serious Illness

Some are calling it a Christmas miracle. A 20-year-old woman from northwest Indiana, on the brink of death just a couple of weeks ago, recovered just in time for Christmas.

CBS 2–12/28/2011

American Airlines (Photo by  Spike Call/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

Sick Pilot Diverts Chicago-To-Miami Flight To Nashville

All passengers aboard the American Airlines 777 were safe in Nashville after an undetermined illness detoured a flight from Chicago to Miami.



UPDATED: Flu Blamed For Scare During Cheerleading Practice

Four cheerleaders who reported feeling ill during a practice at a south suburban elementary school were hospitalized Wednesday night.


Photo Of Microscope And Test Tube (Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

Lab Project Suspended At U Of C After Researcher Gets Sick

Research has stopped at a lab at the University of Chicago, after a scientist got sick and was hospitalized.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2011

Chicago Symphony Orchestra conductor Ricardo Muti

CSO Conductor Muti Faints During Rehearsal

Chicago Symphony Orchestra conductor Ricardo Muti fainted during rehearsal on Thursday and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2011

Rolf's Patisserie

Rolf’s Bakery To Reopen After Tainted Desserts Sickened 100

A north suburban bakery will reopen Jan. 3 after voluntarily recalling deserts after health officials linked tainted holiday treats to four recent outbreaks of foodborne illness which sickened at least 100 people.



Concern Over Norovirus Sending More Kids To Hospitals

Hundreds of cases of the norovirus have now been reported in Cook County, and in two dozen different areas in the south and northwest suburbs. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.


Lyric Opera

Lyric Opera Star Withdraws Due To Illness

The Lyric Opera of Chicago reports that star mezzo-soprano Kate Aldrich has withdrawn from all of her scheduled performances this month.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2010