The Illinois Supreme Court has ended a state ban on divorce for people who are mentally disabled and need guardians. The court ruled today that such divorces should be looked at on a case-by-case basis to determine what's in the disabled person's best interests.
Illinois pays a private firm millions to take care of the medical needs of prisoners, but evidence suggests the care is terrible and painful for prisoners.
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s wife says her husband is seeing his doctor two to three times a week and his physician will decide when the congressman can return to work.
Flu vaccine is widely available this season, and local health authorities are urging people to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Coles County officials say a stomach ailment may have been what kept about half the students out of Ashmore Elementary School earlier this week.
Indiana could be the latest location in an ongoing national debate over drug-induced abortions.
Illinois has chosen a Blue Cross Blue Shield small group policy as the benchmark plan for essential health benefits in the state, another milestone in implementing President Barack Obama's health care law.
After four years of discussing how to best publicize restaurant health inspection results, board of health members from Champaign County and the public health district have decided to move forward on a proposed color-code system that would require restaurants to disclose food inspection results.
An old anti-abortion law that's never been enforced was argued before the Illinois Supreme court on Thursday. It would require girls aged 17 and younger to tell their parents 48 hours before ending a pregnancy.
A new study predicts more than half of the people in 39 states, including Illinois, will be obese within the next 20 years.