| Jan 29, 2015
| 4:59 PM
For 22 years, an Arlington Heights couple persevered some of life's biggest struggles hand in hand but without a band on their fingers.
Mark Wyatt, 53, and Anna Ridarelli, 56, finally exchanged wedding rings Friday at noon at the Rolling Meadows...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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 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...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 6:00 AM
Like many working Americans, Lisa Gray thought she had good health insurance.
That was until she was diagnosed with leukemia in mid-2013, and the self-employed businesswoman made a startling discovery: Her health plan didn't cover the chemotherapy she...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 12:10 PM
I feel like every week, I get a call from someone who asks, “Did you hear about so and so? He (or she) has cancer.” Learning that kind of news is upsetting and scary, as I can’t even imagine how devastating a cancer diagnosis must feel....
| Jan 13, 2015
| 2:18 PM
Cassandra C. has a form of cancer called Hodgkin lymphoma that, left untreated, would most likely kill her. The good news is that with chemotherapy, doctors give her an 85 percent chance of surviving.
At least that would normally be good news. But...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 7:53 AM
Over the past 17 years, I have lived a good life. It has always just been me and my mom and all of our pets. My mom raised me well, to be a strong, competent and independent woman. She taught me right from wrong and always led me in the right direction,...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 8:53 PM
For about a month, 17-year-old Cassandra C. has found herself isolated in a Connecticut hospital room under 24/7 observation.
A week into her stay, she said, she was strapped to a bed by her wrists and ankles and sedated. When she awoke, she found a...