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  • Dr. Henry Betts, leader in field of rehabilitation medicine, dies at 86

     Dr. Henry Betts, leader in field of rehabilitation medicine, dies at 86
    Dr. Henry Betts, an outspoken advocate for people with disabilities and a pioneer in the field of rehabilitation medicine, led efforts to transform the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago into the leading facility of its kind. Dr. Betts, 86, died in his...
  • New year brings 40% toll hike for truckers in Illinois

    New year brings 40% toll hike for truckers in Illinois
    Three years after tolls for passenger cars nearly doubled on the Illinois Tollway, higher rates for trucks have finally arrived as well, with both increases paying for a record-setting, multibillion-dollar rebuilding and expansion of the highway system....
  • Bowie a pop hit for MCA, which ponders what's next

    Bowie a pop hit for MCA, which ponders what's next
    The Museum of Contemporary Art's blockbuster "David Bowie Is" exhibit closes Sunday and, therefore, you have only a handful of days left to experience the following uncommon phenomena: packed MCA galleries. Moreover, because the show was designed to...
  • 2014 in review: Scholars take hard look at Evanston founder's role in massacre

    2014 in review: Scholars take hard look at Evanston founder's role in massacre
    Concerns were raised in recent years about what role John Evans — one of the founders of Northwestern University and the city of Evanston’s namesake — had played in the infamous Sand Creek Massacre which left an estimated 150 Native...
  • Wrongful conviction crusader Jane Raley dies at 57

    The Chicago Tribune is reporting: A passionate advocate for the falsely accused and an attorney dedicated to fighting injustice, Jane Raley helped overturn convictions of men and women who had spent years behind bars for crimes they did not commit....
  • Purple Line changes receive attention on city transit survey

    Purple Line changes receive attention on city transit survey
    Evanston city officials are looking at working with the Chicago Transit Authority on a pilot program in 2015 extending the hours of the Purple Line Express service – a need which arose in a number of comments in a recent city survey of local transit...
  • Obesity is not a curable condition

    This is in response to the Dec. 29 editorial “Obesity as disability.” Obesity is not a “curable condition.” Class 3 (severe) obesity affects about 6 percent of U.S. adults. Anyone who has severe obesity or works with people who...
  • Family asks why man shot by police in hospital wasn't frisked after crash

    Family asks why man shot by police in hospital wasn't frisked after crash
    Christopher Anderson's mother believes he would still be alive had state troopers patted him down at the scene of a car crash hours before he was shot inside a Highland Park emergency room. "He should have been frisked. All of this could have been...
  • A well-rested surgeon isn't always the best medicine

    A well-rested surgeon isn't always the best medicine
    Imagine you are in the hospital and need a re-operation for a complication of a surgery done the previous day. You could choose the doctor who operated on you and has been up for 18 hours, or one who has just come into the hospital after being home for...
  • Ex-Illinois congressman to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

    Ex-Illinois congressman to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
    Abner Mikva, a five-term congressman for Illinois who also served in all three branches of the federal government, was one of 19 Americans awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. "I'm just overwhelmed by the...
  • Ellen S. Dierkes, teacher

    Ellen S. Dierkes, teacher
    Ellen S. Dierkes, who taught fifth grade at Garrison Forest School and was a popular member of the school's faculty, died of melanoma and uterine cancer Friday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 58. "Ellen was completely delightful and...