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  • These moms need to go on a shame-free diet

    These moms need to go on a shame-free diet
    DEAR AMY: My partner and I have two young daughters. Our oldest is 3. We have both struggled with our own body images and have done various diets throughout our lives. I guess I carry around more shame around the diets, so I don't say much about them....
  • Woman who killed mother denied release from mental hospital

    Woman who killed mother denied release from mental hospital
    A McHenry County judge today denied a woman’s request to be released from a mental health facility where she has lived since 2002 after being found not guilty by reason of insanity for the murder of her elderly mother.   Judge Sharon Prather...
  • U.S. ramps up Ebola response using military

    U.S. ramps up Ebola response using military
    The United States is issuing new protocols for health workers treating Ebola patients and a rapid-response military medical team prepared to start training, even as 43 people being monitored for the virus were declared risk free. The government's new ...
  • Overweight and obese kids are in denial about their weight, CDC says

    Overweight and obese kids are in denial about their weight, CDC says
    New government data suggest a non-medical cause of America’s childhood obesity crisis: denial. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 48% of obese boys and 36% of obese girls think their weight is “about right.”...
  • West Nile virus found in Bolingbrook

    West Nile virus found in Bolingbrook
    Mosquitoes collected from a Will County Health Department monitoring site in Bolingbrook tested positive for West Nile virus on Aug. 6, according to officials. County environmental health workers collected the sample Aug. 5, and they it represents the...
  • Fourth rabid bat found in Will County

    Fourth rabid bat found in Will County
    A live bat trapped in a Wilmington garage on Aug. 6 is Will County's fourth confirmed wildlife rabies case of 2014, according to the county health department. A puppy trapped the bat and was found with the animal in its mouth, according to the health...
  • Gurnee man first documented West Nile case in Lake County this year

    Gurnee man first documented West Nile case in Lake County this year
    Lake County's first documented case of West Nile Virus is a 48-year-old Gurnee man, as Health Department officials credit a cool, wet summer with depressing the population of virus-carrying culex mosquitoes, which thrive in hot, dry conditions. In...
  • Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in Will County

    Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in Will County
    West Nile virus was discovered last week in mosquitoes at two new Will County locations despite the cooler temperatures, the health department reported. Mosquito samples collected from monitoring sites in Homer Glen and Plainfield tested positive for...
  • Student accused of planning shooting at Carver Center is charged as an adult

    Student accused of planning shooting at Carver Center is charged as an adult
    A 16-year-old student who police say wanted to kill people at his arts high school in Towson was charged as an adult Monday after homemade explosive devices and a gun were found in his Monkton home. The arrest, which comes two years after a shooting...
  • 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...