Suburban Mother Who Killed Her Autistic Son In 2013 Will Be Released From JailFor nearly four years, Dorothy Spourdalakis has been in jail after drugging her 14-year-old severely autistic son and then stabbing him to death.
Girls & Autism: It Can Be Subtle, Or Absent For Some At RiskThe developmental disorder is at least four times more common in boys, but scientists taking a closer look are finding some gender-based surprises: Many girls with autism have social skills that can mask the condition.
Child With Autism Left Wandering Streets After CPS Transit Drop-OffThe driver of the special needs van dropped her off at home with no supervision.
Advocacy Group Lets Teen With Autism Know He's Not AloneThe organization "I speak u speak we all speak 4 autism" is dedicated to providing iPads to children with autism. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
Autism Awareness Day
Meet Nicole, Someone Who Actually Likes RefereesThe youngster, who has autism, loves hockey, especially the officials who oversee games, CBS 2's Sandra Torres reports.
Illinois Senate Rejects Rauner's Veto Of Anti-Heroin BillSenate Democrats bucked Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto Wednesday in instituting a law to fight heroin abuse in Illinois, but ran into predictable Republican derision when they approved spending $3.8 billion to fund a variety of programs from breast cancer screenings to lottery prizes.
Someone You Should Know: The Kids At Giant Steps ElementaryFor the kids at Giant Steps Elementary in Lisle, a school for autistic students, it's a big deal: their own production of a show called "The Little Red Hen.”
Study On Newborn Horses Could Provide Clues On Autism In ChildrenCBS 2’s Marissa Bailey takes a closer look at the discovery in this Original Report.
Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not VaccinateWith the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.
Farm On Near West Side Teaches Job Skills To Autistic Young AdultsSome parents of young adults with autism were expressing thanks for a local program that has helped their children become more independent.
Paratransit Bus Drops Off Man With Severe Autism Miles Away From Home A man with severe autism ended up shivering in the cold all alone after being dropped off by a transit service miles from home.
Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival To Raise Funds For Autism Society Of Illinois The organizers of the annual Pumpkin Festival in Highwood have a new goal this year, reports WBBM's Regine Schlesinger.
Missing Boy With Autism Found SafeAn employee of the LL Bean store in Old Orchard Center found the boy, Brooklyn Venter, sitting on a stairwell in an "employee only" portion of the store.
Study Shows Treatment In Infants Reduces Symptoms Of Autism