| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:00 PM
***1/2 (out of four)
As a Chicago film critic and fellow University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign alumnus, it almost goes without saying that my review of “Life Itself,” acclaimed documentarian Steve James’ (“Hoop Dreams”)...
| Mar 29, 2013
The Shedd Aquarium had a problem: From time to time, its penguins did not have happy feet.
The birds, particularly the older ones, developed bumblefoot — uncomfortable lesions that can be caused by standing too long on a rough surface. The Shedd...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:57 PM
A male nurse at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is accused of sexually abusing a quadriplegic Army veteran who is unable to speak.
Dioscoro Flores, 39, allegedly abused the man, 24, on two occasions between July 4 and Aug. 6 in the man's bedroom...
| Oct 21, 2013
While a student at Trinity College, William Bickford and his roommate spent many nights talking about their passion for architecture and how to best forge a path to professional success and personal happiness.
Bickford wanted to be married by age 30. He...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:20 PM
A man found in July in the wreckage of the home he had shared with his missing girlfriend before she disappeared was arrested today as he left the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and charged with arson in the explosion, authorities said.
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:39 PM
WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Kirk, in his first speech from the Senate floor since suffering a major stroke in January 2012, urged his colleagues Monday to support a measure to ban workplace discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:54 AM
The documentary "Life Itself," directed by Steve James of "Hoop Dreams" and "The Interrupters" and based on the late Roger Ebert's 2011 memoir, could have settled for well-meaning hagiography or a feature-length pitch for sainthood. Many of Ebert's far-...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 2:48 AM
LAPORTE COUNTY -- A harsh reminder that life can change in an instant: 17-year-old Lauren Pokuta of LaPorte County is fighting for her life after she was injured in a car accident. Right now she's in a vegetative state at a rehab hospital in Chicago but...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 1:02 PM
For the 25 million U.S. adults with urinary incontinence, a little leakage can carry a lot of shame. But many people don't do anything about it.
"Urinary incontinence is a very insidious process," said Dr. David Glazier, co-director of the pelvic floor...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 3:30 PM
It had been five years since Hailey Danisewicz last thought about bending her left knee.
The 20-year-old Northwestern University sophomore was 12 when she was diagnosed with bone cancer in her left leg just above the knee.
"I had a few surgeries to...
| Apr 30, 2011
There has never been and may never be a Chicago first lady of greater impact, influence and inspiration than Maggie Daley.
Even though she is among the most private of public people, she has put her stamp on the city by creating after-school programs for...