Water System Blamed In Illinois Legionnaires' OutbreakA federal report obtained by The Associated Press shows that the Legionnaire's disease outbreak that killed 12 residents of an Illinois state veterans home this summer and sickened dozens was likely spread by an aging water system at a 129-year-old facility that lacked several safeguards
Blood Drive, Greyhound Adoption Honor Death Of Naperville Woman And Her DogIt's an unusual event: A blood drive combined with a greyhound adoption; all in memory of a 22-year-old Naperville woman who was struck and killed by a car a year ago, along with her dog.
Durbin Calls For Probe Into Outbreak Of Legionnaires' Disease At Quincy Veterans' HomeDemocratic Sen. Dick Durbin appealed in a letter sent Monday to the secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Veterans Affairs to "ensure the Illinois Veterans' Home-Quincy is taking the proper steps" to care for its surviving 400 residents and to prevent a future outbreak.
8 Now Dead From Legionnaires' Disease In Western IllinoisState officials are reporting another death and four new cases of Legionnaires' disease among residents of a western Illinois town, bringing the number of deaths to eight from an outbreak first disclosed last week.
7 Dead From Legionnaires' Disease At Quincy Veterans' HomeOfficials with the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs and the state Department of Public Health say that all of the victims were elderly residents with underlying medical conditions.
Chicago-Hub Amtrak Trains To Get Free InternetThe passenger train company says Wi-Fi will be installed on the Chicago-to-Carbondale and Chicago-to-Quincy lines. It'll also be expanded to all four roundtrips on Chicago-to-St. Louis trains; those trains also stop in Springfield.
Downstate Man Charged In 2007 Murder In South Shore A downstate Illinois man was denied bond Friday for allegedly fatally shooting a teenage boy in the South Shore neighborhood in 2007.
Hiding Woman Falls From Attic During Meth RaidSheriff's deputies say they arrested a 19-year-old woman wanted on a federal drug charge when she fell through the ceiling from her attic hiding place during their search of her residence.