Measles Surfaces in Illinois

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January 28, 2015 - Measles Surfaces in Illinois

A confirmed case of measles is reported in suburban Cook County. We have the details on what you need to know about preventing an outbreak.

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Pedal at Your Own Peril

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January 28, 2015 - Pedal at Your Own Peril

Chicago had its first cyclist fatality of 2015 just a few hours into the new year when 30-year-old Aimer Robledo was the victim of a hit-and-run on West Division Street.

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The Village Movement: How Elders are Aging in Place

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January 22, 2015 - The Village Movement

Folks over age 60 are opting to stay in their homes and communities well into their golden years. A collection of "virtual villages" are popping up all over the country, providing engagement, services, and a new way of looking at how we age.

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Ironing Out Medical Marijuana Details

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January 7, 2015 - Ironing Out Medical Marijuana Details

As Illinois prepares for implementation of legal medical marijuana, we take a look at some of the challenges and regulatory hurdles these businesses face.

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Sen. Kirk Expands Heroin Overdose Efforts

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December 29, 2014 -Sen. Kirk Expands Heroin Overdose Efforts

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk expands efforts to fight heroin overdoses in Cook and surrounding counties.

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Food Help for Veterans

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December 23, 2014 - Food Help for Veterans

Despite a gradually improving economy, the Greater Chicago Food Depository has seen an increase in low-income individuals needing food assistance. Among those in need are military veterans. We hear from veterans and the executive director of the Food Depository about why servicemen and women are among those seeking help with their food needs.

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Viewer Feedback: 12/4

Petcoke & Crime Stats

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We share what you had to say about the continuing petcoke problem on Chicago's southeast side and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy's latest crime statistics in tonight's viewer feedback.

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Patrick Kennedy & Stigma of Mental Illness

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November 19, 2014 - Patrick Kennedy & Mental Illness Stigma

Former congressman and mental illness advocate Patrick Kennedy discusses his life's work, his personal struggle with bipolar disorder and addiction, and why this is one of the most crucial civil rights issues today.

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Affordable Care Act and Get Covered Illinois

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November 11, 2014 - ACA and Get Covered Illinois

Enrollment opens Nov. 15 for Illinois residents purchasing health insurance on the Get Covered Illinois marketplace. We’ll talk about the new health care choices people have here. 

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Hospital Beds Lying Empty Around Illinois

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January 27, 2015 - Hospital Beds Lying Empty Around Illinois

A new report from Crain's Chicago Business found in 2013 nearly four out of every 10 hospital beds in Illinois were vacant. We'll talk with reporter Kristen Schorsch about why there are so many extra beds and what hospitals can do about the problem.

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Good Buddies

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January 19, 2015 - Good Buddies

As baby boomers age, the rate of Alzheimer's disease climbs steadily. A program at Northwestern University pairs Alzheimer's patients in the early stages of the disease with first-year medical students to add a human dimension to their scientific and clinical studies.

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Flu Vaccine Falling Short

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January 5, 2015 - Flu Vaccine Falling Short

Chicago’s been in the grip of an especially bad flu season this year, sending people to the hospital and keeping children home from school. We look at why influenza has been so difficult to fight this year.

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A Stroke at 30

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December 29, 2014 - A Stroke at 30

At 30, Monifa Thomas was a health and medicine reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times. Not long after she passed a complete physical, Monifa had a stroke and was paralyzed on her right side and had great difficulty speaking. We revisit the story of her recovery and return to her medical beat.

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Vegan Cardiologist

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December 22, 2014 - Vegan Cardiologist

We revisit a conversation with a cardiologist who believes a vegan diet is good for your heart.

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KCBX Denies Petcoke Dust Problem Despite Air Quality Violations

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November 25, 2014 - KCBX Denies Petcoke Dust Problem

KCBX reduces its petcoke piles by half and says new air monitors show that petcoke dust does not leave its facility. But the EPA cites the company for two violations of national air quality standards.

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Smoke and Mirrors

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November 17, 2014 - Smoke and Mirrors

As the medical marijuana pilot program gets underway in Illinois, some fear the corruption and cronyism the state is known for will dominate who will be granted the first licenses. We explore the application process and how it will be overseen by state officials.

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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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