| Jul 16, 2012
| 2:06 PM
A 10-year-old boy was critically injured when the driver of a car he was in drove through a red light, smashing the car into a van, two trees and a fence near the United Center on the West Side this morning, police said.
Leanne Zakes, 32, of the 5800...
| Jun 26, 2013
As a teen, Scott Damiani got adults to place bets for him at a horse track. He wagered instead of studying, losing college scholarships when his grades plummeted. Over the years, he maxed out 14 credit cards, sold his house to pay debts and kept betting....
| Nov 26, 2012
At 60, Christie Hefner is taking the Canyon Ranch brand in a new direction. She's doing the same thing in her career and personal life.
Over a long weekend earlier this month, all three of those paths converged over some dusty walking trails in...
| Feb 19, 2013
Anyone who has felt a connection with a pet understands why Bernadette Slesinski-Evans needed her faithful dachshund with her in the hospital.
But for seriously ill patients such as Slesinski-Evans, a request to spend a few precious hours with a beloved...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 2:29 PM
A 19-year-old man is accused of breaking into the home of an off-duty Chicago Police officer who was sleeping Thursday morning in the Wicker Park neighborhood, police said.
The officer injured his hand during the scuffle but no shots were fired,...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 9:25 AM
University of Illinois officials today announced the largest gift ever to its prestigious College of Engineering, a $100-million donation that will fund student scholarships and allow the school to hire dozens of top faculty.
The gift from the Lake...
| Jan 23, 2013
Flu season is upon us, and it's been a rough one. If you haven't had the flu this winter, chances are you know someone who has. So, what should we do to keep ourselves from getting it? Some folks are packing their own "flu survival kits," while others are...
| Jan 23, 2013
Will Heinemann seemed happy in October of 2008, laughing with friends and family at his son's wedding. Six months later he fatally shot himself.
The owner of a Barrington masonry company and a 59-year-old married father of three, Heinemann seemed to...
| Jan 23, 2013
Baruch and Joyce Schur were out of options. They couldn't find anywhere for their physically and intellectually disabled 26-year-old son to live, at least nowhere that met their criteria or didn't have a yearslong waiting list.
The 55-year-old couple...
| Jan 27, 2013
The first time Erol Uner went to the emergency room recently, he knew something was seriously wrong because fluid retention had caused his legs to double in size. He was seen right away and wound up being hospitalized for two weeks for treatment of...
| Jan 9, 2013
Researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago have found that adults who occasionally went hungry during childhood had a slower rate of decline in their cognitive abilities as they aged than those who always had enough to eat as children.
| Jan 10, 2013
| 10:37 PM
The state agency charged with protecting patients in Illinois says it plans to lay off most of its medical regulators next week, a move officials say will drastically affect their ability to license and discipline physicians.
The Illinois Department of...