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  • Windsor mother and son team starts Lyme disease non-profit organization

    Darren Waterhouse doesn't remember for sure when he was first bitten by a tick. He thinks it was when he a teenager. He was working outdoors for the summer and became ill. "I became really, really tired, lethargic and achy," he said. His mother took him...
  • Yes: Critics' scare tactics cloud medicinal benefits

    Sometimes, decisions that seem difficult at a glance can be boiled down to one simple choice. I believe this is the case with Amendment 2, a measure on the ballot this November that would allow for doctors to recommend the medical use of marijuana by...
  • State begins notifying medical marijuana applicants

    State begins notifying medical marijuana applicants
    The first patients have been approved to receive medical marijuana in Illinois, officials said Tuesday, though the legal product won’t be available until spring at the earliest. The Illinois Department of Public Health started issuing letters last...
  • 'Any time you get your hands on a dog is good'

    'Any time you get your hands on a dog is good'
    When two of Jackie Limosani's dogs were ill, she did some homework and became familiar with alternative pet therapies. She is now a certified canine massage therapist, combining her love of dogs with her desire to help shelters and rescues. "Any time...
  • New breast cancer treatment cuts five weeks of radiation to a matter of minutes

    New breast cancer treatment cuts five weeks of radiation to a matter of minutes
    Marlene MacGregor knew she was going to be a medical guinea pig, but she agreed anyway. Doctors at Medstar Union Memorial Hospital offered the 70-year-old Nottingham resident several options after a biopsy revealed she had Stage 1 breast cancer. After...
  • Northwestern Memorial opening new outpatient center

    Northwestern Memorial opening new outpatient center
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital is opening a 25-story outpatient surgery center at its Streeterville campus Monday, boosting its expected capacity in that segment by at least 33 percent in the first year. The $330 million project comes at a time when...
  • Medical pot shops are coming! Take a chill pill, folks.

     
    Friday's print column You’d think licensed dispensaries for medical marijuana were all-ages opium dens from the wariness bordering on paranoia with which state and local officials are grudgingly preparing for them to open. A year ago Friday, Gov....
  • Plainfield OK's potential sites for marijuana businesses

    Plainfield OK's potential sites for marijuana businesses
    Plainfield trustees on Monday approved a zoning amendment that would allow for the cultivation and dispensing of marijuana in certain industrial and business zoning districts. The ordinance allows for cannabis dispensaries and cultivation centers to...
  • More sites for dispensaries considered in Willowbrook

     More sites for dispensaries considered in Willowbrook
    Willowbrook trustees decided to permit medical marijuana dispensaries in industrial zoning districts but also asked the plan commission to reconsider allowing them in retail districts. "I think some of the board members feel that (dispensaries) are...
  • Walter A. Bohan, leader in meteorology, 1922-2014

     Walter A. Bohan, leader in meteorology, 1922-2014
    After a mistaken diagnosis of an eye problem grounded his plans to be a military pilot in World War II, meteorologist Walter A. Bohan found another way to immerse himself in Earth's atmosphere. "He chose meteorology to stay involved in the sky," said...
  • Medical marijuana facility proposed in Naperville

    Medical marijuana facility proposed in Naperville
    A Batavia couple is aiming to open a medical marijuana dispensary on Naperville's west side. Hugo and Traci Fernandez have proposed a facility at 1701 Quincy Ave. drawing on their own personal experience with neurological conditions. They are hoping the...