| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:14 PM
I've only been at the Tribune for a few years, but there's one project I always volunteer for: to design the Breast Cancer Awareness section. Why? My wife, my mother-in-law, and my daughter.
Breast cancer intruded into our family in 2005 when my wife'...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:55 PM
The Ramkota Hotel will host the 17th annual Senior Resource Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Fifty-eight services and agencies will attend the fair, which has free admission.
Flu shots are free to those with a Medicare or Medicaid card....
| Oct 1, 2013
| 4:09 PM
Federal employees weren’t the only workers feeling the effects of the government shutdown. One local business owner near federal offices says he felt the pinch on the first day of furloughs after Congress reached a stalemate shortly before midnight....
| Oct 1, 2013
| 7:35 PM
STORRS — Mike Olt could sense the awkwardness around his teammates. Something was wrong — he knew it, they knew it. But no one knew how to approach it.
"A lot of guys wanted to say something," Olt said, "but it's kind of weird to say...
| Sep 16, 2013
Regnal Jones is a University of Chicago-trained molecular geneticist. John Bradley has a master's degree in urban education from Harvard. The two have devoted the bulk of their careers and lives to helping Chicago-area students become doctors, nurses,...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Buster, our One-Eyed Jack Russell terrier, does a pretty good Elvis impression when we walk into the vet's office.
I'm all shook up when I get the bill.
Buster, who lost an eye last year to glaucoma (he's fine), will soon get the shivers because it'...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 4:31 PM
The story of the 1963 Bears, Chicago's overlooked champions, begins at the end of the 1962 season.
That year, the Bears won four of their last five games, including a 3-0 season finale against the Lions that many of the players recall as one of the...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 3:34 PM
Seventy-three-year-old Louis Willett said he is fit as a fiddle now, but he likes to stay informed just in case he needs any services for seniors in the future.
Every year, Willett travels to the Chambersburg Mall for the annual Senior Fair hosted by...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:06 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I need more options to protect my vision. I take prescription eye drops, but I'm steadily declining. — R.J., Decatur, Ill.
Dear R.J.: I'm sorry to hear that. I'm always researching ways to protect eyesight because it is so...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Perryville resident Tim Simpson not only is dedicated to preserving local history but also helping create it.
Simpson, 54, is the city’s official artist-in-residence who paints murals depicting the area’s history, and he’s also an...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Medical marijuana may ease the pain for some North Shore residents with chronic health conditions, but it's giving Highwood officials administrative headaches.
Count Highwood among the many Chicagoland communities, including Highland Park and Deerfield,...