| Jul 17, 2014
The Archdiocese of Chicago wants federal approval to shelter a yet-to-be-determined share of thousands of unaccompanied children who've recently breached the country's southern border, a request welcomed by federal officials amid a scramble to house the...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Tens of thousands of Central American children, some accompanied by adults but most traveling alone, have surged across the U.S.-Mexican border in recent months. The flood has swamped the border security infrastructure as well as the youth housing...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 5:59 PM
At least 180 teenagers from Central America since last week have flooded into a makeshift holding facility at Port Hueneme, with the number expected to triple by next week as immigration officials seek to accommodate a surge of unaccompanied youths making...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 7:36 PM
Child-care advocates asked Congress on Tuesday to do more to protect adopted children — often foreign-born and suffering from behavioral problems — who are being given away to people solicited over the Internet by adoptive parents who no...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Public health experts have taken a fresh look at the safety records of childhood vaccines and once again pronounced them safe.
A systematic review published Tuesday by the journal Pediatrics notes some evidence of “adverse effects” from 11...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 3:17 PM
It’s bittersweet to see homeless pets adopted from our local shelters because a new wave of unwanted animals is always coming. And puppies and kittens as young as just 4 to 5 MONTHS old are old enough to get pregnant and have their first litter just...
| Jun 7, 2014
Here are tips on buying and preparing steak for Father's Day.
Speak up. Tell the meat cutter or meat counter person what you're looking for. How many people are you feeding? Do you want individual steaks or a big Flintstones-size slab to share? Does...
| Jun 13, 2014
Eight insurance companies are seeking approval to sell 504 health plans next year on the Illinois health insurance exchange, a noteworthy increase from 2014, the state said Thursday.
The surge in interest in the Illinois exchange allays widespread...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:32 PM
From Justice Sam Alito's majority opinion: We must decide in these cases whether the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA), permits the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to demand that three closely held corporations...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:37 AM
| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:30 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- There are those who don't believe politicians can ever enjoy a second life. They're wrong. Just go to Sacramento and check in on Gov. Jerry Brown. He's not only enjoying a second political life, he's survived two, three, four, or...