| Nov 14, 2012
| 4:52 AM
Think of Dorry Segev and Sommer Gentry as intellectual magpies.
The glittery ideas they filch from fields as diverse as swing dancing, systems analysis, water skiing and medicine seemingly have little in common. But Segev and Gentry weave them together...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 11:30 AM
A hunger strike to demand medical treatment for family members is on. Some are suffering with fatal diseases but hospitals are denying treatment because the patients are undocumented immigrants.
The patients are from Our Lady of Guadalupe Anglican...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Kane County Coroner Charles West, whose trial on misconduct charges is pending, has undergone liver transplant surgery, his attorney said Wednesday in court.
West is awake, though not speaking, as he recovers at the University of Illinois Hospital in...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 1:57 PM
Kane County Coroner Charles West died early today, just after midnight, from complications following liver transplant surgery, according to his family.
West had been awaiting trial on felony misconduct charges. He had been accused of allowing two of his...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 5:14 PM
Gene Cassidy thought he was lucky to survive being shot in the head twice 25 years ago when he was a Baltimore policeman, so a second near-death ordeal recently seemed unreal.
Just 27 years old, Cassidy lost his sight after a man he was trying to...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 4:18 PM
The Kane County coroner needs a liver transplant, and his medical condition may jeopardize his fitness to stand trial on misconduct charges, his attorney said Wednesday during a court hearing.
Charles West has taken a medical leave from his position as...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 6:22 PM
Some of the most lasting friendships are those forged through the tumultuous high school years, but as Pat Simons learned, some of those bonds can grow even stronger when tested by a life-altering event.
On Oct. 24, 2011, the day started off on a...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Darren Conrad still might be waiting for a liver transplant — waiting to play ice hockey again, waiting to attend his son's baseball games — …...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 4:23 PM
Southern rock icon Gregg Allman’s Sept. 6 show at Stroudsburg’s Sherman Theater has been postponed to help the singer recover from an upper respiratory infection, the theater says on its website today. “We expect to have the reschedule...
| Oct 6, 2010
Monica O'Brien is celebrating the gift of life.
The 33-year-old Burbank resident has survived three liver transplants and despite the odds, gave birth to a daughter in July.
O'Brien was born with hepatitis C but wasn't diagnosed until after high...
| Feb 23, 2010
| 6:06 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The nation's largest health insurer, WellPoint, Inc., and its California subsidiary, Anthem Blue Cross, are being sued by a man who says he was denied a life saving liver transplant based on geography.
The lawsuit was filed by 61-year-...