| Dec 15, 2012
| 4:55 PM
Over the 14 years since losing her right arm to a hollow-point bullet, Dana Burke was convinced she could feel herself pointing, pinching or waving as she motioned with the 5-inch-long limb the attack left behind.
Still, she had to relearn how to pull...
| Mar 23, 2005
Terri Schiavo's eyes look vacant. Her mouth hangs open. Then, her mother approaches, saying, "Hi, baby," in a bright voice. Schiavo's lips turn upward, and her blinking accelerates.
What do these carefully edited video clips reveal about the severely...
| Aug 22, 2014
When Terri Cenar came to, she knew immediately that something terrible had happened.
After colliding with a semitrailer as it turned right from LaSalle Street onto Chicago Avenue, Cenar was underneath the trailer, the bicycle she had been riding...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Michigan basketball coach John Beilein putting his left arm around Austin Hatch on Wednesday at the Davidson Player Development Center in Ann Arbor symbolized their unique connection.
The 61-year-old Beilein and 19-year-old Hatch are now that close,...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:00 PM
***1/2 (out of four)
As a Chicago film critic and fellow University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign alumnus, it almost goes without saying that my review of “Life Itself,” acclaimed documentarian Steve James’ (“Hoop Dreams”)...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:02 AM
Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranked No. 10 in an annual list of the best hospitals in the nation, as compiled by U.S. News and World Report.
The rankings cover nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide. Scoring takes death rates and patient safety in...
| May 17, 2014
| 6:57 PM
On an afternoon in April 2010, three detectives walked into Stacy Jurich's hospital room. They carried a black plastic bag and told her they had some things they needed her to identify.
On a hospital tray, they spread a half-dozen pieces of makeup....
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:54 AM
After a gunshot wound in 2009 left him in need of a wheelchair, Leo Leyva thought his life was over.
"I didn't want to talk to nobody after my injury," the 23-year-old said.
Now he's got a whole new lease on life.
The Logan Square resident and...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:39 PM
WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Kirk, in his first speech from the Senate floor since suffering a major stroke in January 2012, urged his colleagues Monday to support a measure to ban workplace discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:20 PM
A man found in July in the wreckage of the home he had shared with his missing girlfriend before she disappeared was arrested today as he left the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and charged with arson in the explosion, authorities said.
| Feb 24, 2014
Wesley M. Dixon Jr., a pharmaceutical executive, over the years chaired the boards of leading arts, health and educational institutions in the Chicago area, including the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
"Wes was the most important businessperson in...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:54 AM
The documentary "Life Itself," directed by Steve James of "Hoop Dreams" and "The Interrupters" and based on the late Roger Ebert's 2011 memoir, could have settled for well-meaning hagiography or a feature-length pitch for sainthood. Many of Ebert's far-...