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Report: HIV/AIDS In Chicago By The Numbers

Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago

Story by Erica Demarest, courtesy of the Windy City Times: Between 1990 and 2010, the city of Chicago saw a 39 percent decrease in newly reported A...

Today's Derrion Albert Wholly Different From 1977 Predecessor

Derrick K. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Derrick K. Baker

Back in 1977, I was Derrion Albert. But today, sadly, I shudder and cringe at the thought of trying to wade through life as a 16-year-old African-American Chicago public school student.

City Might Slash Public Health Budget By $6.4 Million

Chi-Town Daily News | Alex Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Department of Public Health's budget is going to be even smaller than it was last month when plans to close at least four mental health ce...

State Budget Cuts Threaten City's Response To Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Chicago Public Radio | Travis Truitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Public health officials in Chicago are calling on state lawmakers to craft a responsible public health budget....

Chicago's Looming Diabetes Epidemic

The Windy Citizen | Whitney Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While childhood obesity rates remain sky-high in the U.S., society has yet to feel the full weight of our expanding waistlines, experts say. For young...