October 24, 2012

Health Officer: 3 Meningitis Deaths in Indiana

All three Indiana deaths from fungal meningitis caused by injections of a recalled back pain medication have been linked to Elkhart County, as have more than two-thirds of the state's 41 total cases, the county's health officer confirmed Wednesday.


October 21, 2012

Jackson, Jr. Offers No Timeline for Return to Congress

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.


October 04, 2012

Illinois Court Opens Door to Divorce for Mentally Disabled

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.


October 03, 2012

Poor Health Care Reported at State Prisons

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.


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