Health Officials Release Data On Pregnancy, Babies OnlineData categories include low birth weight, teen birth rate, breastfeeding, prenatal care and smoking during pregnancy.
Beach Conditions Disconnect: State Website Shows Some Beaches Closed, But They're Clearly OpenA state website designed to track beach closings in Illinois shows some popular beaches are closed, even though they appear to be open. So the CBS 2 Morning Insiders wanted to know if swimmers are at risk, or if the information is wrong.
Illinois Newborns To Be Screened For Rare Brain DisorderState health officials say they're adding a screening for a rare hereditary disorder that affects the brain, nervous system and adrenal gland test for all newborn babies in Illinois.
Flooding Produces Another Problem, More MosquitoesA wet spring and dangerous flooding have created a nasty byproduct — more mosquitoes.
7 Cases Of Measles Reported In Illinois This Year, 839 NationwideIllinois is taking action now that measles is on the rise across the country.
Blood-Sucking 'Kissing Bug' Reported In Illinois, CDC SaysAn insect that bites humans around the mouth--known by its nickname the 'kissing bug'--is making its way toward Illinois, the Center for Disease Control and the Illinois Department of Public Health said.
Investigation Underway After 2 Legionnaires’ Cases Reported At Mercy HospitalThe Illinois Department of Public Health is investigating after two reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago.
'It Scared Me So Bad,' Woman Says Her Sister Was Neglected At Waukegan Rehab, Nursing HomeA north suburban Waukegan woman said her sister was neglected at a nursing and rehab home.
Illinois Officials Warn Against Potentially Deadly Fungus Illinois public health officials are warning against a potentially deadly fungus that is resistant to several drugs.
Travelers At Midway Airport Might Have Been Exposed To Measles Last WeekThe Illinois Department of Public Health is warning anyone who might have been at Midway International Airport last Friday night that they might have been exposed to measles.
Hepatitis A Outbreak Reported In IllinoisThe Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting a hepatitis A outbreak with 44 confirmed cases across the state.
Illinois Opioid Helpline Has Received 10,000 CallsAn Illinois hotline that supports people addicted to opioids and other substances has received 10,000 calls since it was set up in late 2017.
CDC: This Year's Flu Shot Less Than 50% Effective In Preventing InfectionAccording to the Illinois Department of Public Health, over the past decade, influenza and pneumonia have been associated with an average of 3,500 deaths a year in the state. At least four children in Illinois died from the flu last year.
Hepatitis-A Cases Spike In IllinoisHealth officials are urging people to get vaccinated, after a recent spike in Hepatitis-A cases.
Two Legionnaires' Cases At South Loop Warren Barr Rehabilitation Spark OutrageWhen community activist, Reverend Robin Hood, learned about two Legionnaires' cases at Warren Barr rehabilitation center in the South Loop from a CBS 2 story on Sunday, he immediately removed his 86 year-old mother Clara from the facility.