Embattled U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. says he’s “anxious to return to work,” but gave no timeline for ending his months-long medical leave from Congress. In a 90-second robocall sent out to his south suburban 2nd Congressional District on Saturday., Jackson asked his constituents for their “patience” as he recovers.
Republican Congressman John Shimkus is seeking a 9th term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The University of Illinois’ Urbana campus will become smoke free by Nov. 2013.
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s campaign has been virtually silent for months as he receives treatment for bipolar disorder.
Public health officials across the country are on high alert about a meningitis outbreak linked to injections of a steroid used to treat back pain.
A non-profit group starting up a new kind of housing for seniors has secured the funding to start construction.
A medical practice specializing in pain management is notifying Chicago-area patients who may have received injections of a steroid medication that has been linked to an outbreak of a deadly form of meningitis.
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.