| May 8, 2012
| 12:42 PM
On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., released a video outlining the progress of his recovery after suffering from an ischemic stroke in January.
In a news release, Kirk expresses his deep gratitude to the people of Illinois for allowing him the...
| Jun 12, 2012
The story (and related online video) about veteran broadcast producer Thea Flaum's multimedia-rich website, FacingDisability.com, actually came about as a result of a recent story I wrote about one of Flaum's colleagues, Tom Weinberg.
I had interviewed...
| Apr 23, 2012
Walking into a new corporate space her team designed in River North for Whole Foods Market Inc., Nila Leiserowitz pointed out a long lunch table visible from the front entrance instead of hidden in a back room.
The 36,000-square-foot space,...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 7:31 PM
Question: Whenever certain people are on TV, our cat Lilly runs to the TV and begins to scratch at the set. This happens with certain music comes on.
Recently, when Justin Bieber appeared on TV, the cat went crazy. Lilly doesn't have her claws anymore,...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 11:49 AM
The 10th Annual ArtFutura will be held Thursday May 31, 2012 at in the Ryan Family Atrium of Northwestern's Lurie Center (303 E. Superior) just two blocks from Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibit, a juried art exhibition benefitting the...
| 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...
| May 17, 2011
| 10:34 PM
"Wha hoo," said Lucy, our miniature Australian Shepherd, as she walked into the gymnasium-sized room at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Lucy spent eight years at RIC, under the direction of medical professionals, helping stroke, spinal cord...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 12:53 PM
Does a good cause inevitably lead to good architecture?
It's a touchy subject, especially when you're taking the measure of a building, like the new Ronald McDonald House in Chicago, which provides convenient, caring lodging for families that have a...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 3:35 PM
WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a severe stroke in January, met Thursday with Rep. Judy Biggert, who said he is “back on his game” and even wisecracking about his treadmill — which he calls his “dreadmill.”...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 3:54 PM
Sen. Mark Kirk is sharing new information Friday about his recovery from a stroke.
"I am grateful to Dr. George Hornby, the physical therapists and other personnel of the walking research trial at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for helping me to...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 9:06 AM
The first photo of Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk after he suffered a stroke earlier this year was released Tuesday.
The photo came in a news release from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's Medical Director Dr. Ricahrd L. Harvey. He says Kirk is “...