| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:49 PM
News briefs from Hinsdale, Lombard, Villa Park and Oak Brook.
Police crack down on drivers using phones
The Hinsdale Police Department issued 19 citations to drivers talking on cell phones in a school zone during the back-to-school...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Once again, right-wing lawmakers in Congress have shown how disconnected they are from the needs of the people. From forcing the federal government to shut down, engaging in futile votes to defund the Affordable Care Act and threatening to not raise the...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Avandia, a controversial diabetes drug that was thought to increase patients’ risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems, has been cleared for widespread use by the Food and Drug Administration.
Federal regulators said Monday that the...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:29 PM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it was stepping up efforts to prevent and address prescription drug shortages, calling the shortfalls a significant public health threat.
In addition to expanding early reporting requirements...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:05 AM
News that Congress reached a budget deal has been met with glee by D.C. pundits, but there is an unresolved issue on the minds of many in the Maryland medical community — will they see sense and lift the ban on federal funding for Syringe Services...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:35 PM
For this Sunday’s paper (Dec. 14, 2013), I attempted to get straight answers from all our local Congressional reps on issues readers care about.
Most were ultimately pretty good ... with the exception of Marco Rubio.
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Officials with Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's administration say they won't immediately seek to recoup a $300,000 taxpayer-funded loan granted to a Pikesville family business that was raided this week in a federal cigarette-smuggling case....
| Dec 11, 2013
| 7:27 PM
A family crime organization trafficked more than $6.6 million in black market cigarettes and more in illegal foreign drugs through a Baltimore restaurant and a Pikesville pharmacy that received a Baltimore County-backed loan, authorities said in a federal...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:13 AM
Courtney Bohl was in a drug-induced haze for nearly 20 years.
The 33-year-old Sunrise mother abused painkillers, smoked weed, drank heavily and dabbled with cocaine.
"I would always replace one with another," said Bohl, who started smoking marijuana...
| Nov 18, 2013
The following were taken from police reports:
•A Virgin Mary statue valued at $50 was thrown from the front porch and children's pumpkins smashed at a residence on the 8000 block of Nielsen Drive on Nov. 3.
•Four alloy rims...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:02 PM
WASHINGTON — As supporters of the Affordable Care Act brace for new headaches next year, many have concluded they cannot count on the Obama administration, whose efforts to explain and promote the law are increasingly viewed as poorly planned,...