| Sep 28, 2014
| 3:19 PM
DEAR AMY: My partner and I have two young daughters. Our oldest is 3.
We have both struggled with our own body images and have done various diets throughout our lives. I guess I carry around more shame around the diets, so I don't say much about them....
| Sep 26, 2014
| 1:32 PM
A McHenry County judge today denied a woman’s request to be released from a mental health facility where she has lived since 2002 after being found not guilty by reason of insanity for the murder of her elderly mother.
Judge Sharon Prather...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 1:35 PM
The United States is issuing new protocols for health workers treating Ebola patients and a rapid-response military medical team prepared to start training, even as 43 people being monitored for the virus were declared risk free.
The government's new ...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 12:51 PM
New government data suggest a non-medical cause of America’s childhood obesity crisis: denial.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 48% of obese boys and 36% of obese girls think their weight is “about right.”...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Mosquitoes collected from a Will County Health Department monitoring site in Bolingbrook tested positive for West Nile virus on Aug. 6, according to officials.
County environmental health workers collected the sample Aug. 5, and they it represents the...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 1:59 PM
A live bat trapped in a Wilmington garage on Aug. 6 is Will County's fourth confirmed wildlife rabies case of 2014, according to the county health department.
A puppy trapped the bat and was found with the animal in its mouth, according to the health...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 8:54 AM
Lake County's first documented case of West Nile Virus is a 48-year-old Gurnee man, as Health Department officials credit a cool, wet summer with depressing the population of virus-carrying culex mosquitoes, which thrive in hot, dry conditions.
| Sep 16, 2014
| 7:15 PM
West Nile virus was discovered last week in mosquitoes at two new Will County locations despite the cooler temperatures, the health department reported.
Mosquito samples collected from monitoring sites in Homer Glen and Plainfield tested positive for...
| 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...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 12:02 PM
The Park Ridge Police Department has won an almost-$100,000 federal grant to apply "community policing" principles to mental health – a program that both local and federal officials say they hope will be a model for the nation.
The two-year, $99,...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:53 AM
Tyler Bardak soared to the sky, seemingly higher with each arc of the swing, at Camp STAR, a Highland Park camp where he is one of 40 kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
For the past two summers, Tyler, 7, has tried more typical summer...