| Sep 21, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Brandy Dopkin gave her then-11/2-year-old daughter Jordana a snack — a small piece of multigrain bread topped with peanut butter — just before they headed to Jordana's music class. At the time, the child showed no indications of a food...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 10:40 AM
With food allergies still on the rise and no clear answer about their causes, parents of allergic children anxiously await the development of an effective treatment to prevent life-threatening reactions.
Researchers are making progress with a method...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 4:21 PM
A plan to transform the former Children’s Memorial Hospital site in Lincoln Park into condominium towers and storefronts is in limbo after the local alderman rejected the proposal for the high-profile site in one of Chicago’s toniest...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 6:43 PM
Eric Lederman was the comedian on his Oswego traveling baseball team and the kid who would clap continuously while on base in an effort to distract the pitcher, according to his coach.
The 12-year-old lived and breathed sports, said a neighbor, who...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 8:10 PM
Two adolscent boys suffered serious injuries when they jumped off a train box car near Fullerton Avenue and Pulaski Road in the Belmont Gardens neighborhood on the Northwest Side, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
One is 14 years old and the...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 7:49 PM
The late Maggie Daley transformed this city into a garden. And now a place of healing and new life for sick children and their families. Lurie Children's Hospital is set to open in June. Today we got to open our eyes to Kevin's garden -- a space dedicated...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 7:15 AM
A little more than two years ago, the curtain lifted on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra-led Citizen Musician initiative, and CSO Association President Deborah Rutter told an overflow crowd at the Chicago Cultural Center: “All of you are citizen...
| Oct 22, 2012
To say that Chicago-based luxury hotel investor Laurence Geller is captivated by all things Winston Churchill is something of an understatement.
As chairman of the Churchill Centre, a not-for-profit dedicated to preserving the legacy of the iconic...
| Dec 25, 2012
The site where Michael Reese Hospital once stood isn't much to look at, just a 37-acre swath of overgrown land in Bronzeville, behind a shoddy chain-link fence.
Developers are itching to build a casino or perhaps a sports entertainment complex on the...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| Oct 7, 2010
| 7:24 PM
Nine-year-old Jeremiah Clark survived for years not being able to walk, talk, go to the bathroom by himself or eat without a feeding tube.
But ultimately he could not survive living at Alden Village North.
One morning last year, when the facility for...