| Jul 27, 2014
As a social epidemiologist, Steven Whitman documented differences in medical care based on race and income and used his findings to push for changes in public policy.
"He had a passion for social justice and fairness, and that drove him in his life...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 5:14 AM
A man who came to visit his son was accidentally trapped inside an empty maximum security visiting area of Cook County Jail for about 30 hours over the weekend, authorities said on Tuesday.
He was rescued when he broke a sprinkler head, alerting Chicago...
| 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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:53 AM
Tyler Bardak soared to the sky, seemingly higher with each arc of the swing, at Camp STAR, a Highland Park camp where he is one of 40 kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
For the past two summers, Tyler, 7, has tried more typical summer...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:39 PM
After Jeffery Lubejko spent a half-hour in a darkened room with glowing neon bubble tubes, a pulsing chair, music touch pads and a giant vibrating stuffed ladybug, his father said he noticed a change in his autistic son.
"All of a sudden he's a...
| May 27, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Former President George W. Bush underwent surgery in Chicago over the holiday weekend, a spokesman said.
Bush, 67, had a “successful partial knee replacement in Chicago on Saturday” and on Monday traveled back to Dallas, where he is...
| May 25, 2014
Fiona O'Connell is familiar with the working person's health care nightmare — the one where you get too sick to work, and then you lose your job, and then you have no insurance to pay for the treatment you need.
O'Connell lived that nightmare, and...
| May 11, 2014
After Anne Marie Murphy came to the United States from her native Ireland to earn her doctorate in molecular genetics from Johns Hopkins University, she planned to "become an academician," she said.
Volunteering at a clinic for domestic abuse victims...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:35 PM
A 17-year-old boy was in police custody this evening after causing a four-vehicle crash on the Near West Side when he fled officers trying to stop him on suspicion of robbery, police said.
The crash about 12:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of West Jackson...
| Mar 23, 2014
Vincent Guerrero applied Dec. 10. Donald Weeks, a diabetic who suffered a heart attack a few years back, submitted his application Dec. 23.
Three months later, neither man has gained coverage under Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance program...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 8:48 AM
A pair of gunmen shot six people, one fatally, at a West Side party early Saturday morning, trapping partygoers in a crossfire as one opened fire toward a back porch from an alley while someone else opened fire from the front door once people tried to run...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 3:58 AM
A 24-year-old man was shot during an argument inside a Goose Island nightclub early Tuesday morning, police said.
An argument that involved several men broke out about 3:15 a.m. in a hallway near the exit to the Hearts nightclub, which is in the 1100...