| Jul 11, 2012
| 3:05 AM
I'm a smart, professional woman in my mid-30s who dates the same. I also happen to use a wheelchair; I was diagnosed shortly after my first birthday with a motor neuron disease. I have about as much physical strength as a quadriplegic but I have full...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 5:31 PM
One of three Aurora siblings who admitted to criminally neglecting their elderly mother was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday by a Kane County judge who called the woman’s deteriorated condition “horrific and disturbing.”...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 2:53 PM
When Paul Nitz made his first Paralympic team 20 years ago, he had to pay his own way to Barcelona.
"When I made the team, their next statement was like, 'All right, now you've got to cut us a check for $2,000,' " Nitz said. "I was like, 'What if I don't...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 5:31 PM
Zac Vawter, a 31-year-old amputee, aims to make medical history Sunday when he attempts to climb 103 stories to the top of the Willis Tower with his state-of-the-art bionic leg.
Researchers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago equipped Vawter...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 7:51 AM
Narcy Novak and her brother are on trial for the bludgeoning death of Narcy's husband Ben nearly three years ago inside a Westchester Hotel. Federal prosecutors say the pair hired hitmen to brutally kill Ben, exacting vicious revenge for enduring years...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 9:27 AM
I'm getting a whole lot of "Amens" this morning to today's column on pedestrians being one of the root causes of Central Florida's moniker as the most dangerous area in the country for people on foot.
To say this is a serious issue is an understatement....
| Sep 21, 2012
At age 18 and with the blessing of her family, Sajina Tamang left her home in Nepal to work as a housekeeper in Lebanon. Finding work abroad was her ticket to self-sufficiency, one of the few career paths open to a rural girl in one of the world's most...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 12:23 PM
A Central Indiana man survived a life-threatening motorcycle accident that claimed a limb and nearly his life, and now he is using his story to inspire others.
With a full bag of clubs and a passion for golf, Shawn Koch drives the ball with purpose....
| Sep 23, 2012
| 3:51 PM
Another Houston police officer has gotten himself into a case of mistaken weapon i.d. Saturday morning, police say they arrived at a group home in southeast Houston. They were called because a schizophrenic man inside was allegedly having a bad...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 11:14 PM
It was a warm August day and Andrea Haisch, her boyfriend Angus, her mother Karlene and brother Kurt were spending the morning rock climbing. It was Andrea’s first time climbing.
“I was just sitting on a rock, he was climbing up,” she...
| May 10, 2012
| 7:50 PM
He's the kid who gives them away like they were going out of style. Edward Tindall, 7, has a smile that comes easy, and often.
“I can’t help but to smile when I see my baby smile,” said Nikki Dennis, Edward’s mother.
| Jul 12, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Thursday, July 12, 2012. Some good news and some bad news: Crime is down in the region, but homicides are on the rise this year.
Shootings have decreased 34% in the San Fernando Valley. The Los Angeles Police Department...