As Measles Crisis Worsens, More Illinoisans Are Claiming Religious Objections To VaccinesStudents are required to get the measles vaccine — along with those for nine other preventable conditions — to attend school in Illinois. That ensures enough kids are immunized to prevent an outbreak. For highly contagious measles, experts say at least 95% of children at a school should be protected.
A Woman's Quest To Find A Specific Dress For A Child With Autism Brings Strangers TogetherOne person asked if she could try to re-create the dress herself. Another found two on eBay, although they were not the correct size. A few people said they owned the same exact dress in a size 12 – just slightly larger than the one Price was looking for.
Chicago Vegan Food Maker Lawsuit: Mississippi Labeling Law Violates Free SpeechThe lawsuit was filed Monday by the Plant Based Foods Association and Chicago-based Upton's Naturals Co., which makes vegan products and sells them in many states, including Mississippi.
Giving The Gift Of Life"We knew there was a potential for a change. It's exciting to think that just my kidney didn't know one person but helped all these people."
State Investigating 4 Cases Of Legionnaires Disease From Advocate Christ Medical CenterThe Illinois Department of Public Health is investigating four cases of Legionnaires' disease linked to Advocate Christ Medical Center, including two people who were patients in the past two months.
Prosecutors: No Criminal Charges In Illinois Ammonia LeakAuthorities have said a tractor driver was towing tanks of anhydrous ammonia from Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, to an Illinois farm when the chemical leaked, creating a toxic gas cloud.
Spurred By CBS 2 Investigation, Lawmakers Move Forward In Pushing For Ethylene Oxide Restrictions"My biggest fear is that I won't be around to see my children one day."
New Law Named After Matt Haller Puts Strict Limits On Toxic Ethylene Oxide Emissions; 'An Everlasting Legacy'It's being called the strongest law in the nation against carcinogenic ethylene oxide emissions.
CVS Announces Further Expansion Into Health Care ServicesThe expansion comes as rival Deerfield-based Walgreens experiments with adding primary care offices and as the U.S. health care system turns its focus to keeping patients healthy instead of waiting to treat them once they become sick.
Recreational Marijuana To Be Legal In IllinoisState representatives voted 66 to 47 in favor of legalization, two days after the senate passed the bill. It goes into effect January 1. But there will still be restrictions.
BREAKING: Lawmakers Vote To Legalize Marijuana In Illinois“I applaud my fellow members of the Illinois House of Representatives for their historic vote today on House Bill 1438 – legislation that promises to usher in a new, smarter era of cannabis regulation in our state.”
OK To Smoke, Not To Grow? States Wrestle With Homegrown PotA provision that would allow for the growing of five plants per residence for recreational use seemed likely to be jettisoned because of push-back from the police, who argue that allowing homegrown pot would fuel illicit drug sales.
Alex Trebek Shares 'Mind-Boggling' Pancreatic Cancer UpdateThe American Cancer Society estimates 3% of patients with stage 4 pancreatic cancer are alive 5 years after being diagnosed.
Supreme Court Upholds Indiana Abortion Law On Fetal RemainsThe Indiana measure that would have prevented a woman from having an abortion for reasons related to race, gender or disability gets closer to the core abortion rights.
Lilly Selling Half-Price Version Of Popular Humalog InsulinThe fast-acting insulin, which diabetics inject shortly before each meal, is used by about 700,000 Americans.