| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:32 PM
These groups meet regularly.
Abusive relationships — Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. Domestic Violence Center of Howard County, 5457 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 310, Columbia. Free child care. 410-997-0304.
Adult Children of Alcoholics — Wednesdays, 7 p....
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:19 PM
The Reel Recovery Film Festival, which focuses on stories of addiction and recovery, kicks off its fifth edition Oct. 18 at the Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex.
The festival presented by the Hollywood nonprofit recovery group Writers in Treatment, includes...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:57 AM
When hundreds of Downers Grove high school students, parents and community members gathered at North High for a forum on substance abuse, two things were evident:
Chris Herren had a story that they wanted to hear, and Herren wanted to hear theirs....
| Oct 13, 2013
We've all heard the complaints about casinos. They're big, sleazy places with flashing lights, endless supplies of booze and skimpily clad waitresses — all designed to dupe the unwary into surrendering piles of cash. Not only that, but their...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Johnny Dudek had piercing blue eyes, swooping bangs and a perfect grin — thanks to the braces that came off not long ago. Soon to turn 16, he was excited about getting the white Grand Am his grandmother left him before she died, though his parents...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:40 PM
With stunning statistics coming from DuPage County about heroin use – officials said one person dies there every eight days from a heroin overdose -- Batavia school leaders decided the time was right to inform residents to be aware of its...
| Oct 8, 2013
A wave of video gambling establishments catering to women is starting to sweep across Illinois — cozy, well-lit spots with names like Stella's Place, Emma's Eatery, Dotty's and Betty's Bistro.
They're a far cry from the stereotypical male-...
| Oct 7, 2013
Dear Amy: I love my husband of 20 years. He's a good man. He is intelligent, well-read, a good husband (for the most part) and a good father.
I know for certain my husband isn't gay, but for the better part of our marriage, we've not had sex on a...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:26 PM
A Los Angeles jury on Wednesday found that concert promoter AEG Live was not liable for the death of Michael Jackson, capping a marathon civil trial that laid bare the troubled singer's health problems, struggles with drugs and fateful attempt at a...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:45 PM
A Los Angeles jury on Wednesday found that concert promoter AEG Live was not liable for the death of Michael Jackson, capping a marathon civil trial that laid bare the troubled singer’s health problems, struggles with drugs and fateful attempt at...
| Oct 1, 2013
Lake County officials say they're alarmed by the rapid spread of heroin use among teens—something prompting increased efforts at education and police action in the hopes of tackling drug use in the region.
This fall, the department hosted six...