| Nov 20, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Illegal use of drugs among American workers has dropped sharply in the last 25 years, according to a new study.
The percentage of the U.S. workforce testing positive for drugs such as cocaine and marijuana dropped to 3.5% last year, from 13.6% in 1988,...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:30 AM
It's a wild time in healthcare these day, with all the yelling, complaining and finger-pointing, as well as malfunctioning websites, dysfunctional oversight, incorrect information, blown stacks, busy phones, inflated expenses and all-around blood-pressure...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:52 AM
Optometrists and opticians must have the lousiest lobbyists in Washington. How else can one explain the brutal unprovoked attack on their business launched the other day by the Internal Revenue Service?
The IRS didn't literally attack the eyewear...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:58 PM
Workers faced with forfeiting unused money in their flexible spending accounts for healthcare expenses may be getting some relief under a new federal rule.
The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service changed the use-it-or-lose-it rule...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:44 PM
In response to longstanding complaints, federal officials said they will allow workers to carry over some unused money held in flexible spending accounts for healthcare expenses.
The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced the...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 11:24 AM
When 12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick leapt off an abandoned cement plant in Lakeland, Fla., on Sept. 10, her death was ruled a suicide and instantly became a national tragedy. Tuesday, police announced the arrest of two classmates, ages 12 and 14, for...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Suzanne Somers is the luckiest woman in the whole, big, wide world.
The onetime "Three's Company" star, now 66, revealed Tuesday on "The Talk" that she has an active sex life. A very active sex life, with Alan Hamel, her husband of 36...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:49 PM
News briefs from Hinsdale, Lombard, Villa Park and Oak Brook.
Police crack down on drivers using phones
The Hinsdale Police Department issued 19 citations to drivers talking on cell phones in a school zone during the back-to-school...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
They're the biggest contributors to improved digestion.
If you struggle with bloating, diarrhea, and constipation, your diet may be partly to blame. Certain foods and medications can cause these digestion problems. Likewise, eating too few fibrous...
| Sep 24, 2013
Lake Forest Mayor to serve on economic development group
Lake Forest Mayor Donald Schoenheider will serve on the Regional Economic Development Committee of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus. Schoenheider will represent the Northwest Municipal Conference...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:19 PM
Obamacare is driving a transformation in the way pharmacies do business, so get ready.
The healthcare reform law will expand access to medical services for millions of people. That's going to place added pressure on primary healthcare providers and...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:38 AM
Here's a FloriDUH First: A safe mobile meth lab.
But not 'safe' as in chemically stable or non-combustible.
A man is accused of driving around Deltona, in Central Florida, with a small safe in the back of his vehicle that housed his mobile meth lab....