| Aug 26, 2011
It can take years for people with cerebral palsy, autism, schizophrenia or Down syndrome to find trusted physicians to oversee their health. Now, families and advocates say, those medical relationships are being threatened as Illinois rolls out a new...
| Feb 15, 2012
Jaylin was a real trooper, learning to go the night without an accident by age 2. But when she turned 3, the Aurora girl started having nighttime accidents again and periodically wet her pants during the day.
Though the girl's mom has tried withholding...
| Feb 3, 2012
Sue and Ben Erickson thought they were prepared after learning that their baby could be born with physical or mental disabilities. An ultrasound during the 36th week of pregnancy revealed an excess of cerebral fluid on the unborn infant's brain, but the...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 7:27 AM
It's the time of year once again for body aches, intense coughing and fever — common symptoms of seasonal flu. But the good news is that more and more people are getting flu shots, guarding them against complications that could land them in the...
| Oct 24, 2011
Jenny Kales spent the last few hours of a recent Halloween night scraping from her front stoop the peanut butter candies that trick-or-treaters had dropped in their dashes from door to door. She's not an obsessive cleaner, mind you, just a mother of a...
| Nov 22, 2011
When Susan Sadauskas turned her back for a few moments on her 15-month-old son, Max, the Ohio mom never imagined that the toddler would make his way to the remote control for her stereo, remove its coin-shaped battery and swallow it.
So when she later...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 10:49 PM
In a bid to avoid a long prison sentence, Rod Blagojevich is expected to argue he was an effective governor who cared about people, that he was led along by his advisers through the schemes he was convicted of and that he didn't profit anyway.
| Jun 6, 2011
| 8:02 PM
As he weighed whether to name a friend of Barack Obama's to the U.S. Senate, Rod Blagojevich also talked repeatedly on government wiretaps in November 2008 about a number of possibilities he might leverage through the opportunity.
At his corruption trial...
| Jun 28, 2011
A federal jury Monday convicted Rod Blagojevich of sweeping corruption, putting an end to a tragicomic legal and political drama that brought down Illinois' showy and would-be populist former governor.
In its 10th day of deliberations, the 11-woman, one-...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 7:39 PM
Rod Blagojevich's remarks to U.S. District Judge James Zagel:
On accepting responsibility
I'm here convicted of crimes. The jury decided I was guilty. I am accepting of it. I acknowledge it and I, of course, am unbelievably sorry for it. I want to...
| Dec 8, 2011
A contrite former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in federal prison, capping one of the state's worst political scandals and humbling a controversial and defiant figure who rode into office as a champion of reform.