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  • Lawsuit filed by woman who lost estranged husband and son, 4, in murder-suicide

    Lawsuit filed by woman who lost estranged husband and son, 4, in murder-suicide
    Less than three months after her estranged husband killed their 4-year-old son in a murder-suicide, Kyle Weber was fired from her job as a clinical psychologist at a Naperville counseling clinic. In a recent DuPage County lawsuit, Weber sued her...
  • Naperville man contracts West Nile virus

    Naperville man contracts West Nile virus
    A Naperville man has contracted DuPage County's first reported human case of West Nile virus this year, authorities said Monday. The man, who is in his 50s, was treated as an outpatient and his condition has improved, according to a news release from...
  • Park Ridge police win mental health grant

    Park Ridge police win mental health grant
    The Park Ridge Police Department has won an almost-$100,000 federal grant to apply "community policing" principles to mental health – a program that both local and federal officials say they hope will be a model for the nation. The two-year, $99,...
  • Summer camp offers help for children with ADHD

    Summer camp offers help for children with ADHD
    Tyler Bardak soared to the sky, seemingly higher with each arc of the swing, at Camp STAR, a Highland Park camp where he is one of 40 kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. For the past two summers, Tyler, 7, has tried more typical summer...
  • West Nile virus found in Deerfield

    West Nile virus found in Deerfield
    West Nile virus was found in Deerfield, the first confirmed presence in Lake County this year, according to a Lake County Health Department news release. On July 8, a Deerfield mosquito pool that was sampled tested positive for West Nile virus, the...
  • WHO director on Ebola: 'Outbreak is moving faster than we can control it'

    WHO director on Ebola: 'Outbreak is moving faster than we can control it'
    The world's worst outbreak of Ebola that has killed nearly 1,000 people in West Africa represents an international health emergency and could continue spreading for months, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Nigeria became the third African...
  • Liberia president apologizes for high toll for Ebola health workers

    Liberia president apologizes for high toll for Ebola health workers
    Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf apologized on Saturday for the high death toll among the country's healthcare workers who have fought an Ebola outbreak, which has killed nearly 1,000 people in three countries. Johnson Sirleaf pledged up to...
  • Bali slaying: Police files show daughter abused late mother repeatedly

    Bali slaying: Police files show daughter abused late mother repeatedly
    In the years before she would be implicated in the beating death of her mother on the resort island of Bali, Heather Mack was accused of locking her mother in a closet, stealing thousands of dollars from her, punching and biting her repeatedly, and once...
  • CDC says returning Ebola medical workers should not be quarantined

    Federal health officials on Monday revamped guidelines for doctors and nurses returning home to the United States from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, stopping well short of controversial mandatory quarantines being imposed by some U.S. states....
  • How to recognize suicide signs, where to get help

    Friends of comedian Robin Williams, who died Monday at age 63 in an apparent suicide, urged the public Monday to seek help if they have suicidal thoughts and encouraged friends to stay alert to any warning signs of depression. "Robin was as sweet a...
  • Opioids prescribed by doctors led to 92,000 overdoses in ERs in one year

    Opioids prescribed by doctors led to 92,000 overdoses in ERs in one year
    Prescription drug overdoses, a dangerous side effect of the nation’s embrace of narcotic painkillers, are a “substantial” burden on hospitals and the economy, according to a new study of emergency room visits. Overdoses involving...