| Nov 15, 2011
| 9:15 AM
The progress Gabby Giffords has made in her recovery from a close-range gun shot to the head is evident in a new book and television special (see video below). But it's also clear she still has a long way to go.
"Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope"...
| Jul 30, 2011
When you have a loved one approaching the end, you feel like you're walking along the edge of a cliff in the dark, but at least you've got plenty of company.
I'm still sifting through hundreds of responses to my July 17 column about my dad, who took a...
| Dec 11, 2011
The day after hip surgery, my father asked me to bring him a frozen coffee and something sweet the next morning. I returned to the hospital with a Frappuccino and a doughnut, one or both of which nearly killed him.
He began choking and then turned...
| Jul 25, 2011
I sat across the table from Chuck, marveling at his robust good health. We'd just been to see a play — and instead of looking pale and pinched after it ended, he stood up, clapping wildly through the last curtain call.
Six months ago, he'd been...
| Apr 25, 2008
ON Sept. 13, 2001, after watching footage of President Bush brandishing his bullhorn atop the rubble of the World Trade Center, Tomas Young, a 22-year-old from Kansas City, Mo., enlisted in the Army. He thought he'd be sent to Afghanistan to smoke the...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 11:59 AM
The Bolingbrook Village Board signed off on a handful of new businesses at last week's meeting.
Trustees voted to allow a permit for PT Solutions, which will open up a physical therapy office in 2,600 square feet in Stonebrook Place, a largely vacant...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:29 PM
The La Grange Village Board amended the village sign code this week to give some businesses more flexibility, including second-story businesses such as those in the former Borders Books store on North La Grange Road.
The board approved an amendment...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Administrators for North Shore School District 112 say they want to withdraw from a large cooperative that provides special education programs to students from districts across the North Shore, which has smaller districts concerned that their own costs...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 2:26 PM
EUSTIS — When Seminole Springs Elementary teacher Stephanie Burnett told her colleagues she was going to issue bouncy, inflatable stability balls to her wiggly 6- and 7-year-old students instead of desk chairs, the initial reaction was shock....
| Oct 31, 2013
There's a new local radio show for South Floridians with Parkinson's disease.
"The Parkinson's Radio Hour" airs from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturdays on WBZT-AM 1230, covering South Florida from the Keys to Vero beach.
The show, which debuted Oct. 5, serves as a...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 4:16 PM
What happens when you add 100,000 new patients to Connecticut's health care market but don't increase the number of physicians?
Delays in getting a doctor's appointment? A rush on elective surgeries? Better overall preventive care, leading to fewer...