| Dec 4, 2014
| 8:46 PM
Bummed about bypass: The Route 31 Algonquin bypass project that is finally finished might possibly go down as the biggest waste of government spending ever. Route 62 is just packed with cars, but there are no cars on the 31 bypass. What a joke.
| Dec 15, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Dr. Leon E. Kassel, a retired internal medicine physician who set up and ran the outpatient program at Sinai Hospital, died Dec. 2 of congestive heart failure. He was 92.
Known for his diligent care for his patients, Dr. Kassel was a resident of the...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 5:32 AM
The distinctive, 29-story office tower at 515 N. State St. in River North is set to be sold by an investment group led by Swiss bank UBS to Boston-based real estate investment firm Beacon Capital Partners for close to $140 million, according to sources...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Children who live in Illinois will be allowed access to medical marijuana in the new year under rules announced by state officials Tuesday.
Those younger than 18 will need permission from a parent or legal guardian, must get the drug through an adult...
| Dec 27, 2014
Let's say you didn't get what you really wanted this holiday season — to drop 20 pounds and develop muscles — while eating all the things you know you shouldn't. Santa is good, but he's not a miracle worker. So now that the holidays are over,...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 4:20 PM
To the editor: I cannot help but respond to the article on Colorado resident Julie Selsberg and her father's plea to die. Recently, my mother and sisters watched our father die of cancer. Like Selsberg's father, mine suffered terribly. ("In Colorado,...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 11:00 AM
In the article "Overdose patients repeatedly end up in hospital" (Dec. 30), The Sun highlighted a number of strategies to deal with epidemic problem of narcotic abuse. Not mentioned, however, is an article from the August 2014 Journal of the American...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 3:02 PM
Yolanda Favela has already seen her baby boy yawn and suck his thumb and knows he has a head full of hair — and she hasn't even met him yet.
Like many pregnant women, Favela visited an ultrasound center to view her unborn baby on a machine that...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 8:42 AM
If only people would take their meds as prescribed, a multitude of ailments would disappear. Non-compliance with doctors' orders is one of the major issues in medical care.
January marks the launch of the fourth annual Medication Adherence Team...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Judy Baar Topinka had already developed her “no B.S. approach” to politics as class president of her high school in Lake Forest.
After a 30-year career in elective office — including 12 years as state treasurer — Topinka passed...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 5:33 PM
Telemarketers are bad enough. Telemarketers that prey on unsuspecting seniors are worse.
A telemarketer that takes advantage of an 88-year-old woman with dementia — well, that's a whole other breed of barracuda.
Long Beach resident David Eckhous...