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April 26, 2019 - 5:58 pm
The Department of Children and Family Services erred by overlooking a doctor's report in which Andrew "AJ" Freund reported being hit with a belt, the officials told a legislative panel. AJ's body, wrapped in plastic, was discovered Wednesday in a shallow grave in suburban Chicago.
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FILE - In this March 27, 2019, file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. Measles cases in the U.S. this year have climbed to the highest level in 25 years, according to preliminary figures, a resurgence attributed largely to misinformation about vaccines. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 24, 2019 - 6:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Measles in the U.S. has climbed to its highest level in 25 years, closing in on 700 cases this year in a resurgence largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against vaccines. "This is alarming," said Dr. William Schaffner, a Vanderbilt University vaccine expert...
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Recall on Caito Foods cut melon
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April 13, 2019 - 11:00 am
Consumers in Illinois and at least 15 other states should not eat pre-cut cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon sold at Target, Walmart, Amazon/Whole Foods and other major national retailers because the fruit could be contaminated by salmonella, the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention warns.
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 file photo, a lawyer holds a battery that was removed from a toddler's esophagus at a news conference in Jacksonville, Fla. A study published Friday, April 12, 2019 in the journal Pediatrics found a sharp increase in emergency room visits involving swallowed objects by kids under age 6. (Bruce Lipsky/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
April 11, 2019 - 11:52 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The number of young kids who went to U.S. emergency rooms because they swallowed toys, coins, batteries and other objects has more than doubled, a new study says. In 2015, there were nearly 43,000 such visits among kids under 6, compared with 22,000 in 1995, according to the study...
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Reneizha Morris, left, talks at a news conference with her attorney. (WBBM Newsradio/Steve Miller)
Steve Miller
April 11, 2019 - 5:14 pm
A Peoria medical center was trying to cover its mistake of giving an expectant mother an injection that harmed her child, so officials talked the woman into having an abortion, a lawsuit alleges.
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