| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:09 PM
A handcuffed prisoner from the Elgin Mental Health Center who escaped from a state vehicle Wednesday morning was captured eight hours later after he hailed a cab in Elgin, ending a manhunt that kept the community on high alert much of the day.
| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:59 PM
An Elgin Mental Health Center prisoner who managed to escape from custody earlier this month is due back in court next week for a fitness status hearing, a judge ordered Monday.
Jesse Vega, 33, also identified in court records as Jesse Ortiz, was...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 4:29 PM
On a November day four years ago, inside a Bloomingdale townhouse, Marci Webber killed her 4-year-old daughter, an act a court-appointed psychologist later said happened while Webber had lost touch with reality.
Just two years ago, Webber, a New York...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 5:02 PM
A 60-year-old Evanston man has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus, making his the first confirmed case of the potentially deadly disease in the north suburb this year, authorities said today.
In a Friday release, Evanston’s Health Department said...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 3:15 PM
State health inspectors have found a string of infection-control problems at Community Health Services in north Hartford, including inadequate handling of patients who arrive with a cough, fever or rash; unsanitary conditions; and poor sterilization...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Virginia is taking additional steps to strengthen the level of preparedness for the Ebola virus by mobilizing a statewide unified command group, which will be responsible for coordinating resources and personnel, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday in a...
| Sep 27, 2014
Over and over again, the ready availability of prescription drugs to unauthorized users is cited as a major contributor to drug abuse and death and as the gateway to illegal drugs for minors. So why do we make it so difficult to dispose of unused,...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:33 PM
The state's Home Visiting Program for pregnant women and those with children up to 5 years old received almost $2 million from Health and Human Services, the agency announced Monday.
"It's a renewal. We applied for the competitive funding," said Linda...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Under a settlement agreement announced Friday by the Justice Department, federal officials will appoint an independent monitor to oversee the Albuquerque Police Department as it implements sweeping reforms to change how its officers use force.
| Oct 20, 2014
| 3:53 PM
The 52-year-old father who shot his three children, killing two of them before turning a gun on himself, was getting mental-health treatment before the rampage, his attorney said Monday.
Attorney Douglas Kneller, who represented David Mohney in his...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:27 PM
HARTFORD – Child protection officials have staked out a tall order for themselves – reforming Connecticut's fragmented, inefficient children's mental health system, one that parents say is difficult to navigate and weakest when it comes to...