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  • Chicago's cardinal: Francis George rose to lead hometown's Catholics

    Chicago's cardinal: Francis George rose to lead hometown's Catholics
    For all the things that polio took away from a young Francis George — running, playing baseball and riding his bicycle — it did little to derail his dreams of becoming a priest.
  • Advocate for hope: Glencoe's Wendy Serrino of Midwest UNICEF

    Fundraising at Chicago's annual UNICEF Hope Gala doubled in recent years. The total rose from $550,000 in 2011 to $1.2-million in 2014, and the efforts of Glencoe's Wendy Serrino were in great part responsible for the increase. Chair of the U.S. Fund for...

    Mayo Clinic Q&A: Childhood vaccination schedule effective at preventing many serious diseases

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Why do children need so many vaccines in their first two years of life? Isn't it OK and even safer to wait until they're a bit older to give them the recommended vaccinations? ANSWER: The current childhood vaccination schedule has...

    La Cañada History: Gary Lewis, son of Jerry, performs with band at LCHS

    La Cañada History: Gary Lewis, son of Jerry, performs with band at LCHS
    Ten Years Ago While the city was still waiting to see how — or if — the proposed Town Center would be ever be developed on more than 11 acres then held by La Cañada Properties at Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway, the Planning...

    60 years later, recalling the world-altering discovery of the polio vaccine

    PITTSBURGH Sixty years ago this coming Sunday, the Salk polio vaccine was declared "safe, effective and potent," an announcement cheered with the fervor of a national holiday. At the time, the dreaded disease was infecting more than 50,000 children in the...