| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:06 PM
City Council moved closer this week to authorizing a new ordinance that would require massage spa owners who are not authorized by a state agency to pay for a $521 certificate and undergo a criminal background check.
The proposed ordinance would force...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 12:07 PM
This quirky island, snug in the wine-dark northern Aegean Sea, came alive with tantalizing tales my grandmother spun when I was young. The narratives, some real, others not so much, were a balm.
On school nights, they kept me up past my bedtime....
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Student athletes at Elmhurst College found a skilled, professional trainer who helped them reach their full athletic potential in Matt Passalaqua. They also found a friend and confidante.
Mr. Passalaqua learned in December that he had leukemia. He...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Asnuntuck Community College students receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) assistance may be eligible to take one of Asnuntuck's Healthcare Career Certificate programs for free.
Asnuntuck has recently been accepted as a partner...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:59 PM
The Still Point, a Clarksville-based wellness spa, has been chosen by the Columbia Association to provide holistic spa and integrative health services at its new downtown fitness club.
The 27,000 sq. ft. club will overlook the lakefront and is scheduled...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:10 AM
An Orange County massage therapist was arrested Thursday on suspicion of using his practice to sexually assault three women.
Michael James Jackson, 52, was arrested at his home in Fullerton after a yearlong investigation, according to the Brea Police...
| Nov 10, 2013
When potential employers ask Tracy Blakeley about her personal life, she assumes they're not making idle chit chat.
They're trying to figure out how old she is.
"They ask if I have kids or grandkids," Blakeley, 53, said. "They won't ask you your birth...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Jennifer Love Hewitt's massage therapist-turned-prostitute drama "The Client List" has been canceled by Lifetime after two seasons.
The show's second season, which averaged 2.05 million viewers per episode, ended in June. However there had been a...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:48 PM
A Chicago woman has been charged with prostituting at a "spa" in an unincorporated area near Crystal Lake, authorities said today.
Shufang Lu, 49, of the 200 block of West 19th S. in Chicago, is charged with misdemeanor counts of prostitution and...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:24 PM
These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (in August and September) by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:14 PM
The Hinsdale Village Board has approved the signage that will be installed at a $48 million cancer center to be operated by Adventist Hinsdale and Adventist La Grange hospitals.
The two-story 54,000-square-foot Hinsdale Adventist Cancer Institute will...