| Apr 25, 2015
The eighth-grader fidgeted nervously during an impromptu meeting with the principal of Haven Middle School in Evanston just before the start of first semester.
While classmates and teachers had long known the student as a girl, the 13-year-old...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 5:05 PM
Barbara Salata was anxious, couldn't sleep and told her family it felt like she was having a heart attack. The 77-year-old Libertyville woman would forget things and generally "wasn't the mom that we knew," said her son, Bob Salata Jr.
Despite a sleep...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 4:07 PM
Coventry Health Care is lowering the cost of HIV and AIDS drugs after the insurer's prices — more than $1,000 per month on some plans sold in Illinois — drew complaints of discrimination from patient advocates.
Advocates have said Coventry...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 5:15 PM
Among a generation of kids ranging from today's 15-year-olds to babies only now being contemplated, shifting the minimum legal age for tobacco purchases from 18 to 21 across the United States now would prevent a quarter-million premature deaths, says a...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 5:47 PM
A 16-year-old student who police say wanted to kill people at his arts high school in Towson was charged as an adult Monday after homemade explosive devices and a gun were found in his Monkton home.
The arrest, which comes two years after a shooting...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 6:17 PM
The head of the financially troubled Waterbury Hospital said Friday that the organization was reserving all its options, including layoffs, to keep its doors open after Tenet Healthcare Corp. walked away from its deal to buy the hospital.
| Dec 2, 2014
| 3:15 PM
— Labor leaders and a community advocacy group on Tuesday praised the state's conditions on a deal between the nonprofit Waterbury Hospital and a for-profit Texas hospital chain that wants to buy it.
However, the conditions could change before the...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 8:06 AM
A review of the former Mental Health Center's potential redevelopment called it a potential "legacy project" that could positively impact the entire community, Tinley Park officials said Tuesday.
Tinley Park's mayor and trustees watched a presentation...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 5:21 PM
MIDDLETOWN — Weeks after a Superior Court judge sent an insanity acquittee back to prison following his arrests in connection with a series of violent attacks on patients and staff at the state's maximum-security psychiatric hospital, police said...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 1:55 PM
David Daley, the former Fogelsville psychiatrist convicted in September of operating a pill mill out of his office, failed to show up for court Wednesday and is now considered an "endangered person" by authorities.
According to police in Williamsport,...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 7:38 PM
In California prison, Lester Wallace was hardly a model inmate.
He spat at a correctional officer, fought with another convict and grabbed a prison guard by the neck before punching him in the stomach.
Wallace racked up more than 20 disciplinary...