| Mar 31, 2015
| 9:18 AM
Under any other circumstance, telling fellow male classmates to "take it off" inside a high school auditorium would probably be the quickest route to the dean's office.
Luckily for the crowd gathered at Maine East High School on March 27, the shedding...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 7:52 AM
Less than a month ago, sideline reporter Craig Sager was cleared to return to his job at TNT after waging an 11-month battle against leukemia. Now it appears Sager's cancer has returned.
Tests last week revealed that Sager's leukemia is back, Craig...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 4:30 AM
Barak Goodman's three-part documentary, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," is prefaced with the sort of "not suitable for all viewers" warning far more typical of a hard-R cable series than a PBS documentary that's not about the Holocaust.
| Mar 27, 2015
| 11:50 AM
"Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" is one of the biggest, boldest, bravest and, ultimately, most inspiring documentaries I have ever seen.
Set in large part at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital, the PBS film from producer Ken Burns and director...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 2:55 PM
Dr. Frank T. Barranco Sr., an orthopedic surgeon who also had been active in the field of emergency medicine, died Saturday at Oak Crest Village of acute myeloid leukemia. He was 84.
"Dr. B was just a great individual," said Baltimore County Fire...
| Feb 9, 2015
When I wrote last fall about the extraordinary journey of the Robinson family, I knew I'd want to revisit Crystal Robinson again about this time of year.
Much of the interview that took place around the kitchen table of her Oswego home focused on how...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 11:12 AM
Bald is certainly beautiful in LaGrange Park and beyond with the shaving of 250 heads to raise funds for fighting childhood cancer.
Donations still are being totaled, but organizer Jim McCarthy estimates the March 13 event raised more than $122,000...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 11:30 AM
Two-year-old Christian Gaél Sebek loves his family and cars. They were devastated when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in January. Unfortunately, his journey with cancer is just beginning.
But Christian's 8-year-old brother, Aidan,...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 4:59 PM
HARTFORD — While strips of duct tape were readied, Principal Leonard Epps stood in the cafeteria Friday and asked his high school students for their attention.
Lunch was underway at the Journalism and Media Academy Magnet School, a staffer from...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 10:44 AM
“Markus and Tyler, did you both take your shoes off?” presses the twins’ mother, Brenda Frese. “And did you find all the balls downstairs?” comes the follow-up inquiry.
“Mom!” cries Markus, struggling mightily...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 8:33 AM
When it comes to giving back to the community, the youth of Deerfield and Highland Park can respond like no other towns in Illinois.
Three area students, two from Deerfield and one from Highland Park, were among the 10 honored in the state for their...