Chicago Hits Historic Low Teen BirthrateTeen births have reached a new historic low in Chicago, according to the Chicago Department of Public Health.
Health Officials Investigate Legionnaires' Disease Cases Possibly Linked To River North HotelA health scare for a River North hotel. Public health officials are trying to determine if the Embassy Suites on State Street is where two people contracted Legionnaires’ disease during a summer stay.
Two Former Guests At Chicago Hotel Confirmed To Have Legionnaires' DiseaseIt is not known whether the hotel was the source of the bacteria that caused the individuals to get sick. According to the health department, hotel management is cooperating with the investigation.
Chicago To Spend More For Opioid Treatment ServicesThe Chicago Department of Public Health is adding another $500,000 to programs for opioid treatment services.
Heath Department: It's Not Too Late To Get A Flu ShotThe Chicago Department of Public Health says not to be deterred because of reports that the flu vaccine is only 10 percent effective.
Chicago Youth Cigarette Use Reaches All-Time Low, New Report SaysA record low 6 percent of Chicago high schoolers reported smoking cigarettes in 2017, according to a new health department report.
14 Sickened After Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Morgan Park RestaurantThe Chicago Department of Public Health announced Friday a salmonella outbreak linked to a Morgan Park neighborhood barbecue restaurant on Chicago's Far South Side.
City To Spray For Mosquitoes For First Time, Targeting Far South SideChicago will spray to kill adult mosquitoes for the first time Wednesday, targeting an area on the Far South Side.
E. Coli Outbreak Tied To Bridgeport Restaurant Sickens 25At least 25 people became sick from E. coli after recently eating at Carbón Live Fire Mexican Grill in Bridgeport.
Norovirus Detected At Chicago High-Rise For SeniorsThe outbreak appears to be subsiding, Chicago health officials tell CBS.
City Seeking To Reduce Use Of E-CigarettesChicago city officials are worried about a growing trend that they say could undo the progress they've made in reducing tobacco use.
Chicago Youth Help Launch "Chicago Wears Condoms" CampaignPublic health officials in Chicago have teamed up with high school and college students to launch an ad campaign to encourage people to practice safe sex; and, to that end, they passed out free condoms on Tuesday.
Health Officials Investigating After Legionnaires' Disease Death In ChicagoPublic health officials in Chicago were conducting an investigation, after a resident of a Gold Coast rehabilitation center died from Legionnaires’ Disease, a rare bacterial infection.
One Chicago Death From Legionella ReportedA person living at a Gold Coast rehabilitation center has died of legionella, according to the Chicago Department of Public Health. The agency had very few details, but said the victim was living at Warren Barr Gold Coast. Officials say they aren’t sure how the victim contracted the disease.
City Offers Vaccine As Number Of Meningitis Cases GrowsThe Chicago health department now says a meningitis outbreak is growing, and the city is expanding its recommendations for who should be vaccinated.