| Feb 25, 2010
| 5:54 PM
Boxer Rita Figueroa lasted all six rounds of her last fight before the bell rang and she headed to the locker room.
But the 40-year-old fighter was not well. A painful headache developed, then nausea and vomiting. She couldn't sign for her check to get...
| Jun 12, 2011
Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts and baseball fans will gather with friends and family on Sunday, June 12 for the Ninth Annual Green Ribbon Motorcycle Ride & Rally. The event will offer a day of fun-filled family activities including live music, food,...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 8:08 PM
A baby's first birthday--a big day in any household. This year, for one family, the party took place at University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago. Twin boys turned one
against all odds. The toddlers are conjoined twins. Doctors are amazed at...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 5:44 PM
Defying the odds, conjoined twins born critically ill last year in University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago have reached a major milestone: their first birthday.
Doctors did not expect Kaydon and Kameron Hayes to live this long, and even had...
| Jul 19, 2010
| 6:00 PM
The elderly man was emaciated, so hospital physicians were running a series of tests for cancer, a common cause of weight loss in older patients.
Dr. Saul Weiner suspected something else might be going on.
"Where are you living?" he remembers inquiring....
| Aug 13, 2011
It was the day that Brianna Manns, mother of conjoined twins Kameron and Kaydon Hayes, had long dreaded. The sons she had sought to keep alive for more than 16 months were dying.
The infants were fighting an infection. Their shared heart was beating...
| Sep 7, 2011
Because most cervical cancer cases and some less common malignancies are caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV, area physicians and public health experts were thrilled when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2006 approved the first vaccine to...
| Sep 18, 2011
Instead of bouquets of freshly cut flowers, potted houseplants line the windowsill in hospital Room 537.
Like a hostess in her own home, Barbara Latasiewicz offers visitors beverages from the minifridge given to her by hospital staff one Christmas. After...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 5:01 PM
Divers recovered a body in the Chicago River this afternoon on the Near West Side.Paramedics and divers responded at 1:20 p.m. to the river off Roosevelt Road and Lumber Street, according to Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford.
The victim was...
| Oct 7, 2011
Michelle Malizzo Ballog was nervous as hospital staff wheeled her into surgery to replace a temporary stent in her liver. In a procedure two weeks earlier, also at University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, she had awakened too early from the...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 7:49 AM
No one likes to make mistakes.
But in the meticulous world of medicine, making a mistake can be especially serious – potentially fatal. A medical error resulting in death is probably every patient's and health professional’s worst nightmare....
| Jun 2, 2011
| 1:29 AM
Two Chicago police cars crashed into each other in a high-speed chase that began when a suspect's vehicle ran into another police car. Several officers were injured but none seriously.
The destruction started about 1:12 a.m. when a suspect's vehicle...