Parents Of Kids Who Died Of Rare Disease Slam State For Not Testing As RequiredEarly detection, perhaps followed by stem cell treatment, can help children survive Krabbe disease, a degenerative nervous system disorder.
Man Who Took Bribes From Food Service Workers Gets 18 MonthsA south suburban man who took bribes from food service workers to skip Illinois Department of Health training and testing has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Former Fremd Runner Honored Through Free Heart Tests For StudentsA couple thousand high school students in Palatine were being tested for a genetic heart condition on Thursday, thanks to the generosity of an alum’s family.
No One Wins In Chicago's Latest Standardized Testing DebacleOur kids are about to lose two weeks of class time to prepare for and take a test that will have little to no benefits. Needless to say, a lot of people are angry...
CPS Reverses Stance On PARCC, Will Now Test Students System WideThe Chicago Public School system is buckling to economic pressure and now plans to give a controversial standardized test system-wide, reports WBBM's Bernie Tafoya.
HIV Testing To Become Standard At One Chicago HospitalCBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports on what one Chicago hospital is doing to make people aware if they are HIV-positive.
Hinsdale Middle School Closed Friday Over Mold ConcernsIn a letter to parents from the school district, officials said a cleaning company "discovered possible mold growth, which has been sent in for testing.” CBS 2's Brad Edwards reports.
State Health Director Calls For Better Sex Ed In SchoolsIllinois' top health official is pushing for broader sex education classes in the public schools, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Illinois To Raise Bar For Standardized TestingIllinois’ K-12 population will be held to stricter performance standards in state testing.
Warm Weather Prompts Early West Nile TestingTesting for West Nile Virus is starting two weeks earlier than normal this year, following the unseasonably warm winter and spring.
Chicago Gets $1 Million Grant For HIV TestingChicago officials say that the city is getting nearly $1 million in federal grants for community mental health and substance abuse centers to add routine HIV testing and counseling.
Parents, Teachers Urge Early Testing For AutismIf you feel your preschooler might have autism, follow your gut and get your child tested. A mother, along with an award winning teacher, both say that early intervention makes all the difference.