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  • Evanston man diagnosed with West Nile virus

    Evanston man diagnosed with West Nile virus
    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...
  • Recaptured Elgin prisoner tells judge he hears voices, needs help: prosecutors

    Recaptured Elgin prisoner tells judge he hears voices, needs help: prosecutors
    An Elgin Mental Health Center prisoner who police said escaped from a state vehicle and was captured after a massive manhunt Wednesday told a judge today that he hears voices and needs help, according to Kane County prosecutors. Jesse Vega, 33, made the...
  • Escapee from Elgin Mental Health Center taken into custody hailing cab

    Escapee from Elgin Mental Health Center taken into custody hailing cab
    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. Jesse...
  • Escapee from Elgin Mental Health Center to get fitness hearing

    Escapee from Elgin Mental Health Center to get fitness hearing
    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...
  • Mother who killed child seeks release from clinic

     Mother who killed child seeks release from clinic
    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...
  • Mexico bans cruise ship with Texas passenger under Ebola watch

    Mexican authorities, concerned with the spread of Ebola, have banned a Carnival cruise ship carrying a Dallas healthcare worker who is in isolation on the ship but showing no symptoms of the virus, Carnival officials said Friday. The ship was not...
  • Ebola 'czar' named by White House

    Ebola 'czar' named by White House
    President Obama on Friday tapped longtime Democratic operative Ron Klain to coordinate the federal government’s response to the threat of widespread infection from the Ebola virus. The move came as the president and his administration faced mounting...
  • State budget cuts don't spare mental health

     State budget cuts don't spare mental health
    Virginia's mental health services took their share of losses from Gov. Terry McAuliffe's budget cuts, announced Wednesday. The cuts are spread across agencies, including the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the state's mental...
  • William A. Reinke, international health expert

    William A. Reinke, international health expert
    William A. Reinke, a statistician and professor for 50 years at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who helped develop its department of international health, died of lymphoma Oct. 4 at his Broadmead retirement community home in...
  • Carnival passenger quarantined after Ebola concerns

    Carnival passenger quarantined after Ebola concerns
    The cruise industry is the latest to face concerns over the growing threat of the Ebola virus. A passenger aboard a Carnival Cruise Line ship out of Galveston, Texas, has been quarantined after possible contact with testing samples of a deceased Ebola...
  • Health Inspectors Find Infection-Control Gaps At Busy Hartford Clinic

    Health Inspectors Find Infection-Control Gaps At Busy Hartford Clinic
    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...