Study: Shootings Now 3rd Leading Cause Of Death For ChildrenThe new study in the Journal of Pediatrics found boys, teens, and African Americans are the most at risk when it comes to shootings.
CDC Launches Interactive Site Comparing Health Data Of 500 CitiesA new website offers people in Chicago a chance to compare how the city stacks up health-wise against the likes of New York, Los Angeles, and the rest of the 500 largest cities in the U.S.
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.
CBS 2 Extreme Weather Special: Safety And Preparation TipsNeed some advice on preparing for a severe storm, or what to do when severe weather hits? CBS 2 Weather Watch has you covered.
Flu Season At Epidemic Level; High Levels In Illinois, Indiana, And WisconsinThe CDC says 22 states are seeing high levels of illness -- including Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin -- up from 13 states a week earlier.
Emanuel Applauds Response To Sick Travelers From LiberiaAs federal officials stepped up efforts to prevent an outbreak of Ebola in the U.S., Mayor Rahm Emanuel praised local health workers for the steps taken to quickly evaluate two people who became ill on flights to Chicago from West Africa.
Northwestern Hospital Patient Getting Anti-Rabies Shots After TransplantAn Illinois organ transplant recipient is receiving anti-rabies shots after another recipient from the same donor died of the disease.
CDC Says Flu Season Has Reached EpidemicThe flu season is far from over, and as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared this season an epidemic, physicians were urging people to take precautions against the flu virus.
Peoria Researcher Looking Into Causes, Effects Of Gulf War SyndromeThe story of the returning veteran never ends. A researcher in Peoria is investigating Gulf War Syndrome, more than twenty years after the end of Operation Desert Storm.
Health Officials: 2012 Could Be One Of Worst Years For West NileIt's gearing up to be one of the worst years ever for West Nile Virus.
Parents Debate Whether To Get Kids HPV VaccineIt's a decision you may be struggling with, should your son or daughter get the HPV vaccine? It's a vaccine that prevents cancer, but as CBS 2's Mary Kay Kleist reports, many parents are worried about side effects.