| Oct 27, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Like most farm kids, Nick Modaff grew up doing chores before and after school, and during summers from dawn to dusk. On school days, he'd wake at 5 a.m. to milk the cows, then clean up and have breakfast before boarding the school bus.
| 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...
| 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 8, 2015
| 5:48 PM
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 11, 2015
| 12:49 PM
Thomas J. Todd was a high school cross-country and track coach in the western suburbs who went on to work as an official at Illinois High School Association track meets.
Mr. Todd, 61, died of complications from lymphoma on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at Rush...
| Jan 10, 2015
"Vita mutatur, non tollitur."
The Latin phrase is said in Roman Catholic funerals, but Robert Kinsey was known for living its guidance: "Life is changed, not ended."
Every time Kinsey's life was supposed to end, the three-time cancer fighter would...
| 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 18, 2014
| 2:30 PM
On a night when Evan Boudreaux led the Lake Forest boys basketball team to a big victory with 31 points and 16 rebounds, the star performer was a fan from Lake Zurich.
Lake Forest’s boys and girls teams played back-to-back North Suburban Lake games...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Little Addison Ramos, a 5-month-old bundle of coos and giggles, sits on her father's lap and gnaws on the hand that feeds her, turning the thumb of recently acquired Angels reliever Cesar Ramos into a teething toy.
She has her father's dark hair, her...
| Dec 26, 2014
Simone Wyatt is a single mother of four, a cancer survivor and a recent graduate of Broward College. The Lauderdale Lakes resident recently walked across the stage at the BB&T Center in Sunrise to receive her diploma for an associate's of arts degree in...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 7:41 PM
To Tyler Christofferson, Jon Lester always will be the Little League teammate who wore his hat backward and No. 24 jersey like hero Ken Griffey Jr. did, the grade-school buddy who matured into a better person than player even though he's a major league...