Cook County’s Prep for Potential Ebola Cases

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October 20, 2014 - Cook County’s Prep for Ebola Cases

How are Cook County health officials preparing for potential Ebola cases? Paris Schutz has the story.

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O’Hare Begins Ebola Screenings

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October 16, 2014 - O’Hare Begins Ebola Screenings

Passengers arriving from West Africa at O’Hare International Airport will be screened for Ebola. Paris Schutz details what the screenings involve for those passengers.

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CTU Provides Update on Karen Lewis’ Health

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October 9, 2014 - CTU Provides Update on Karen Lewis’ Health

During a press conference this afternoon, the CTU announced there will be a temporary changing of the guard at the union while Karen Lewis recovers from what is described as a serious illness. Brandis Friedman has the latest. 

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Karen Lewis Has Emergency Surgery

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October 8, 2014-Karen Lewis Has Emergency Surgery

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis underwent emergency surgery today. NBC 5 News Reporter Mary Ann Ahern joins us with the details on the story she broke this afternoon.

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Is There an Ideal Age to Die?

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October 7, 2014 - Is There an Ideal Age to Die?

Last month, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel penned an op-ed detailing why he hopes to die at the age of 75. Chicago Tonight discusses the controversial article.

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First Ebola Patient Diagnosed in US

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October 1, 2014 - First Ebola Patient Diagnosed in US

The Ebola epidemic continues to spread as the first person in the United States is diagnosed with the disease. Our panel discusses the impact it could have in America.

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Editorial Cartoon Shows Impact of Abuse

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September 29, 2014 - Editorial Cartoon Shows Impact of Abuse

A new editorial cartoon addresses the long lasting impact of abuse. The cartoonist behind the autobiographical essay stops by Chicago Tonight to discuss what he says is his best piece of work.

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Great Lakes Water Quality Summit in Chicago

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September 24, 2014 - Great Lakes Water Quality Summit

A summit to discuss the protection and preservation of the Great Lakes meets in Chicago. The meeting comes in the wake of last month’s water crisis in Toledo. Elizabeth Brackett has the latest.

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Researchers: Greater Precautions Needed to Stop Ebola

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September 22, 2014 - Better Precautions Needed to Stop Ebola

We explore the latest recommendations from two researchers on the Ebola outbreak. 

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‘The Birth of the Pill’

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October 14, 2014 - ‘The Birth of the Pill’

Chicago journalist Jonathan Eig visits Chicago Tonight to talk about his new book, “The Birth of the Pill,” and the history of the development of the birth control pill.

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Area Hospitals Penalized for High Readmission Rates

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October 9, 2014 - Hospitals Penalized for High Readmissions

More than 100 state hospitals will be penalized by Medicare for having too many patients return to a hospital within a month of being admitted for treatment. We discuss the impact these penalties will have on hospitals and patient care.

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Spread of Ebola Leads to More Precautions

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October 8, 2014-Spread of Ebola Leads to More Precautions

The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has died, and Ebola screenings will soon be implemented at O’Hare. We discuss the latest Ebola cases and precautions being put in place to stop the spread of the disease. 

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Local Researcher Working on Ebola Vaccine

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Ebola is rapidly spreading in West Africa, killing thousands of people; and the first case in the U.S. was recently reported. Learn more about the virus and local research that focuses on treating and preventing Ebola.

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Extending the Gardening Season

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October 1, 2014 - Extending the Gardening Season

The gardening season has come to an end for most of our summer crops, but that doesn’t mean we’re done gardening until next spring. 

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How Healthy is Diet Soda?

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September 25, 2014 - How Healthy is Diet Soda?

A recent study argues diet soda may put consumers at risk for diabetes.

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End of Life Decisions

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September 24, 2014 - End of Life Decisions

End of life planning can be daunting for patients and loved ones, especially when considering the right to die. The controversial topic is being discussed more, and joining us to talk about the controversy and changes surrounding the issue are Dr. Peter Angelos and Ed Gogol. 

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Detecting Depression

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September 16, 2014 - Detecting Depression

Scientists at Northwestern University have developed a blood test to detect depression in adults.

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