Baby Clementine, daughter of Rebecca Butler and Tom Sheehan of Champaign.
(Kimberlie Kranich/WILL)
January 11, 2013

As US Home Births Increase, Options for Illinois Women Limited

Last January, statistics released by the National Center for Health Statistics showed home births in the United States jumped 29 percent between 2004 and 2009. In recent years, an average of 30,000 babies, or 1 percent of all babies, are born at home.  And year to year, the number of home births is increasing. In Illinois, women’s home birth options are severely limited.


January 11, 2013

GasBuddy: Gasoline Prices To Be Lower in 2013

The average price of a gallon of gas in the U-S reached records highs in 2011 and 2012. But the Patrick DeHaan of the gasoline price tracking website GasBuddy.com predicts that gasoline prices will come down a bit for 2013, getting close to 2011 levels.


(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
January 11, 2013

Illinois Flu Cases Climb; 27 Deaths this Season

The Illinois Department of Public Health says 368 people in the state have been admitted to hospital intensive care units with the flu this season and 27 have died.


January 10, 2013

Chicago Mayor Plans Gun Control Ordinance

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he's working on a gun control ordinance for the city of Chicago after an assault weapons ban stalled in the Illinois General Assembly.


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