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  • Speak Out: Reader says all races should exist together

    Editor's Note: Speak Out is a reader-generated column of opinions. If you see something you disagree with or think is incorrect, please tell us! Call us at (312) 222-2460 or email courierviewpoints@tribpub.com. Please include "speak out" in the subject...
  • Elgin Community College student among latest measles cases

    Elgin Community College student among latest measles cases
    The Kane County Health Department has confirmed a case of the measles involving an Elgin Community College student from Cook County. Jeff Julian, the college's executive director of communications, said Kane County Health Department officials notified...
  • Measles vaccinations essential

    Measles vaccinations essential
    I can't believe that any parent would choose not to protect his or her children from the possible consequences of measles. When I was a child, you had to be vaccinated before you went to school. But my brother and I had the measles when we were only 4 and...
  • Anti-vaccine book draws ire on Amazon

    Anti-vaccine book draws ire on Amazon
    As the California measles outbreak spreads to other states, with at least 123 reported cases, many vaccine supporters are expressing their frustration on the Amazon page of an anti-vaccination children's book called "Melanie's Marvelous Measles." The...
  • Doctors, talk tough on measles

    Doctors, talk tough on measles
    The deserted graveyard called Vunivesi sits silently by a small brook obscured by a mangrove canopy on the South Sea Island of Fiji. The mass gravesite, abandoned decades ago, is unknown even to most Fijians. No one knows how many are buried there, but...
  • Orthodox Union encourages measles vaccination

    Orthodox Union encourages measles vaccination
    As the measles outbreak continues to spread across the nation, the Orthodox Union and the Rabbinical Council of America issued a statement on Wednesday, strongly urging all parents to vaccinate their kids. "The vaccination of children who can...
  • The measles outbreaks that matter the most aren't happening here

    The measles outbreaks that matter the most aren't happening here
    The measles outbreak linked to Disneyland has heightened public debate about the effect of anti-vaccination sentiment, and what can be characterized as a luxury of choice in the United States. Understandably, much of the dialogue is focused on whether...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Should children have their measles vaccinations ahead of schedule?

    Most of the discussion about the current measles outbreak revolves around those who choose NOT to vaccinate. But on the other side of the story, many anxious parents have called me wanting to make sure their children's MMR (measles, mumps and rubella)...
  • Three more confirmed cases of measles in Cook County

    Three more confirmed cases of measles in Cook County
    Three additional cases of measles have been confirmed in Cook County, bringing the total to nine since late January, according to health officials. Eight of the nine cases are linked to the KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine, officials said. Those...
  • 'Measles parties' a bad idea, public health officials warn

    'Measles parties' a bad idea, public health officials warn
    California public health officials are warning parents against "measles parties," saying that intentionally exposing unvaccinated children to a person with measles could put them at grave risk. "Measles is a serious illness that can have significant...
  • Anti-vaccine book draws ire from pro-vaccine readers

    Anti-vaccine book draws ire from pro-vaccine readers
    As the California measles outbreak spreads to other states, with at least 123 reported cases, many vaccine supporters are expressing their frustration on the Amazon page of an anti-vaccination children's book called "Melanie's Marvelous Measles." The...