Entrance to the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy.
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December 13, 2017

Surviving War, But Not The Veterans’ Home

Since July 2015, 13 residents of a veterans’ home in west central Illinois have died from Legionnaires’ disease. Eleven families are suing the state for negligence.

December 12, 2017

Healthcare Sign-Up Deadline; Sexual Assault In Prisons; Climate Change and Farming; Winter Pets

On The 21st: The deadline to pick a health insurance plan for next year through Get Covered Illinois is Friday at 11 p.m. What do you need to know before then? Plus, how sexual assault in prison is often ignored. Also, we'll learn how climate change affects farmers in Illinois, and hear from a veterinarian about whether your pets really need to wear coats in winter weather. 

Doctor with stethoscope
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December 11, 2017

State To Begin Testing Newborns For Krabbe Disease

After reporting by the Chicago Tribune uncovered public health officials were failing to test babies for a devastating neurological disease, the Illinois Department of Public Health Department says the tests will begin today. 

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