High school coaches and athletic directors now must take a concussion training course under a law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn. A new law requires the IHSA to develop an online certification program.
Federal auditors have found that Illinois used faulty methods for withdrawing federal Medicaid money, resulting in overdraws the state later had trouble repaying.
Illinois' public colleges are going smoke-free - indoors and out - starting next summer.
Medical marijuana in Illinois will be encased in vaults, monitored by security guards and protected by fingerprint-recognition biometrics.
The wife of Robin Williams, who took his own life on Monday, says the actor/comedian was sober at the time of death, but suffering from the early stages of Parkinson's disease, a progressive and debilitating neuromuscular condition.
The U.S. EPA has ruled that it won't issue a chemical waste permit to accept PCB waste in the Clinton Landfill. This story is updated, with comments from the Illinois EPA.
More than 10,000 Illinois residents who bought insurance through President Barack Obama's health care law could have their coverage canceled if they don't send citizenship and immigration documents to confirm their eligibility by Sept. 5.
Ebola has claimed the life of another health worker in Africa -- a leading doctor in the fight against the disease in Sierra Leone.
Interest in drugs that might be used to treat Ebola virus has hit a fever pitch, but the buzz isn't simply about fear of Ebola, or about saving lives in poor nations of West Africa. It's also about money.
President Obama signed legislation Thursday that tries to mend the broken Veterans Affairs system, providing money to improve facilities and hire more medical staff, along with allowing more veterans to use private facilities.