| Feb 10, 2015
The late U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee was a state senator for 15 years before being elected to Congress in 2010, but his greatest source of pride didn't come from a political office.
"The title I'm most proud of is 'Dad,'" Nunnelee said in a video clip played...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 8:07 PM
When I walked through the door of Carl and Jodi Krawitt's well-appointed hillside home the other day, I could tell their 6-year-old son Rhett was not super happy to see me. I'd interrupted him as he was getting ready for a swimming lesson. It was easy...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 12:45 PM
Stuart Scott was in his element, working a "Monday Night Football" game, when he was forced to leave for an appendix operation.
Doctors discovered a tumor during surgery and Scott was diagnosed with cancer. But he made a point of continuing to live...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 3:41 PM
A new cancer center is expected to be up and running by this time next year in Hinsdale.
Construction is on schedule for the $48 million Hinsdale Adventist Cancer Institute to be completed in 2015 and to open in 2016, said Kathy Hall, director of the...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 11:16 AM
What started out as a simple Facebook request for photos of dogs for a 16-year-old cancer patient has since turned the pet-loving boy into an Internet celebrity.
Anthony Lyons' love for the therapy dogs that greet him during his treatments for...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 6:14 PM
HARTFORD — A Connecticut teenager will continue to receive chemotherapy against her will and her mother's wishes.
In an oral ruling, the state Supreme Court unanimously found Thursday that the question of whether Cassandra C., 17, of Windsor...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 11:03 AM
No one knows with certainty what the new year will bring. But here are some stories that are likely to make news in 2015.
School board race in District 86
The race for three vacancies on the Hinsdale Township District 86 School board is likely to be...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 11:55 AM
When Delores Hogues was diagnosed with diabetes and an aggressive form of breast cancer in 2007, she channeled her energy into getting healthy and following her dream of opening a popcorn shop.
She founded Jimmie’s Popcorn, 7311 North Ave., which...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 11:07 AM
On most Tuesday and Thursday afternoons recently, Sam Wainman played lacrosse with friends in a field next to the First Baptist Church of Chuluota.
They were waiting for a magical date, Jan. 19. That date arrived Monday, the official start of lacrosse...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:00 PM
On Thursday the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that Cassandra C., a 17-year-old Windsor Locks girl with Hodgkin's lymphoma, is not mature enough to make her own decision about whether to go through chemotherapy. So, despite Cassandra's objections,...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 4:24 AM
Kelly Cox didn't want to know anything about her cancer treatment.
Cox was 21 when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. It was March 1991 and Cox was in her first full-time job, working at Pratt and Whitney. She was also nine months into a serious...