| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 7:20 PM
A former Oak Park doctor pleaded guilty to federal drug charges Friday, roughly three years after suburban authorities arrested him for attempting to trade prescription drugs for sex with an undercover police officer.
Joshua Baron, 40, a former pediatric...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 3:21 PM
The brains of adults who have elderly parents diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease betray troubling hallmarks of the same disease even in middle age, when the memory and mental skills of these grown children are still perfectly normal, a new study finds....
| 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...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 4:23 PM
For Sharon Hart, the third day after her chemotherapy treatment for acute myeloid leukemia is always the hardest. That’s when she feels weak and sometimes discouraged.
“The blood levels are depleted and I get tired and sick to my stomach,&...
| Feb 23, 2014
Pallbearers at the funeral for the Rev. Howard A. Tuite were mostly friends he had ministered to over the course of five decades — some poor and some homeless — on the city's South Side.
"To see who his pallbearers were, the very people...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:09 PM
It’s not enough for people to get regular moderate exercise as they age. Researchers say it’s also important not to spend the rest your time sitting too much.
In fact, for every hour of sedentary behavior, the odds were 46% greater that...
| Mar 11, 2014
Dr. Maynard Cohen spent 30 years in the Department of Neurological Sciences at what is now Rush University Medical Center, conducting research and treating patients while also teaching as a professor and through the American Academy of Neurology....