| Sep 10, 2014
| 8:36 PM
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who gained global notoriety after a well-publicized battle with addiction, was admitted to hospital with a tumor in his abdomen on Wednesday, throwing his campaign for re-election into doubt.
Ford went to a Toronto hospital,...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 3:59 PM
To call Mary Ruth Hurley Cullicott a "longtime volunteer" would be an understatement.
Six decades ago, the longtime River Forest resident began volunteering at Misericordia, a nonprofit Chicago agency that provides housing and support services to people...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Several times a year, Lurie Children’s Hospital sends a family dealing with a child’s cancer diagnosis to a Wisconsin camp where they can spend the weekend reading, cooking, hiking nature trails and otherwise unwinding from lives normally...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:55 PM
People don't have time to wait for conclusive information about nutrition and cancer, says an advocacy group that has issued six dietary recommendations to help prevent cancer.
The guidance to emphasize fruits and vegetables hardly will raise an...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 3:20 PM
When Jane Caliendo was diagnosed with colon cancer in January, the Sandburg High School girls swimming and water polo coach vowed to battle it.
The Sandburg community rallied around her and, galvanized by her fighting spirit, called her “Warrior...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Nati Cano was 7 when he started playing mariachi music in a group with family members in Mexico. He loved the music but didn't care for the life.
"We'd play saloons, and I remember one day playing for one guy and he decided not to pay us," Cano said...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Yogurt is a great addition to any meal and also makes a great snack. It tastes great and has many health benefits. With so many flavors and varieties to choose from, there is bound to be one that you and your family enjoy. Portable yogurts are available...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 4:00 AM
More than a few years ago, Eric Lentz built a waterfall in the backyard of his family home in Skokie. It served as a model for a larger one he would build at the Rustic Falls Nature Camp in Burlington, Wis. — a camp for challenged children that he...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:49 PM
Seventeen years ago, Oregon became the first of five states to offer what became known as death with dignity. Now a renewed effort is underway to add California to the list.
Past attempts have failed here, but Compassion & Choices, the nonprofit...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Peter R. Herr took a fledgling music program at Glenbrook North High School and during nearly three decades as director of bands put together an award-winning ensemble that entertained local audiences and others in New York, Hawaii, Canada and Europe....
| Oct 18, 2014
| 7:10 AM
There is a simple solution to the debate that has grown out of Sunday's experimentation with a 44-minute preseason game between the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics.
On one side, there are the traditionalists who contend that anything shorter than 48...