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.
Cook County Named Most Vulnerable Place In U.S. For Measles Outbreak; 'It's Going To Get Nasty'A new study in the medical journal "The Lancet" ranks Cook County as the most vulnerable place in the country for an outbreak.
Walmart Raises Minimum Age To Buy Tobacco To 21The world's largest retailer also said it will also stop selling fruit and dessert flavored e-cigarettes, which critics say can hook teenagers on vaping.
Report On DCFS: Overburdened Case Workers, Unresponsive HotlineThe report covers the years 2015 through 2017 and points to an agency understaffed and overwhelmed.
Meatsplainer: How New Plant-Based Burgers Compare To BeefProtein content is about the same, while other nutrients vary. Some may like that the plant-based patties have fiber, but dislike that they're higher in sodium.
It Seems Like Alzheimer's But Peek Into Brain Shows A Mimic"Not everything that looks like Alzheimer's disease is Alzheimer's disease," said Dr. Julie Schneider, a neuropathologist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. And among all the known dementias, this newly identified kind "is the most striking mimic of Alzheimer's," she added.
CVS Moves Into Dental Care With Teeth-Straightening ServiceThe American Association of Orthodontists warns that in-person visits are crucial for care like teeth-straightening.
At Least 20 Overdoses Reported On West Side, 3 Victims Dead; Person Seen Distributing Drugs From CarThe Chicago Fire Department said those being treated for overdoses at Homan and Chicago were taken to several hospitals including Norwegian, St. Mary and West Suburban.