| Jul 9, 2014
When the national chapter of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union wanted to create an instructor training program in the early 1950s, it turned to Joseph F. Philipps, who 17 years earlier began his career as an apprentice with Local 597.
| Jul 7, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Nearly 1 in 5 American high school seniors has used a hookah at least once in the preceding year, and the risk was greater for students from higher-income families, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.
Hookahs, a type of...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:18 AM
There are not a lot of relationships that last a lifetime. Sooner or later even the best of friends drift apart, when the challenges of raising a family, a change in career plans or a move across country causes a tightly knit friendship to wane.
| Jul 8, 2014
Howard "Howie" Grant Barrett wasn't your typical technology-oriented Martin Marietta employee.
The former Marine graduated from a watchmaker college and an art school before working as an art director for the defense contractor from 1969 until he...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Randy Gutzke, a longtime IV drug user who says he struggles daily to stay sober, recently was offered a quick-results test for hepatitis C at a West Side community health center.
A case manager also reviewed the behaviors that put him at risk for...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Mary Elizabeth Dyer Corrin, a code-breaker during World War II and former teacher at two Towson-area elementary schools, died June 30 of lung cancer at the Blakehurst retirement community. She was 92.
The daughter of Navy Vice Adm. George C. Dyer, Mrs....
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:55 PM
New Jersey could become the first state in the nation to ban cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products in all public parks and beaches if Gov. Chris Christie signs into law a sweeping anti-smoking bill approved by lawmakers.
The bill passed both...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Documentary filmmaker and author Michael Henry Wilson died of lung cancer June 26 in Westlake, Calif. He was 67.
Known for his deep knowledge of film history and close relationships with filmmakers, Wilson directed documentaries including "A Personal...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Daniel Aspan was tapped out.
The San Antonio resident had spent more than $3,000 over a few months flying several times to Elmhurst to visit his mother who was dying from lung cancer that had spread to her brain.
Just a week after his final visit he...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Walking all night is not a difficult task when you've faced the much greater battle of fighting cancer.
For cancer survivors, it was a joy to see the support-- and worn shoe leather—of other people who also want to conquer cancer. More than 500...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Palos Hills officials are mulling over a request by the owner of a medical marijuana dispensary to allow a clinic in the city.
Michael Perkowski, of Tinley Park, asked council members at a recent Committee-of-the-Whole meeting about requirements for a...