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  • My Pet World: Therapy dog Lucy lived to make people laugh, smile

    "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...
  • Scott B. Crane, 1987-2011

    Scott B. Crane, 1987-2011
    Ever since Scott B. Crane was a boy, his greatest passion was food. So when a rare form of muscular dystrophy confined him to a wheelchair and depleted his body to a frail 70 pounds, Mr. Crane knew "food therapy" would be the perfect prescription for his...
  • Meet Joe Tucker And His $95,000 Bionic Leg

    Meet Joe Tucker And His $95,000 Bionic Leg
    Joe Tucker is the first civilian to get a hi-tech bionic leg.  A 42-year-old father-of-four, Tucker lives with his family in Putnam Valley, NY where he works as the manager of a car dealership.  Soon after the birth of his first child, while living in the...
  • My Pet World: A cat with a case of the Bieber Fever

    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,...
  • New Ronald McDonald House serves families, not skyline

    New Ronald McDonald House serves families, not skyline
    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...
  • Biggert says recovering Kirk calls his treadmill his 'dreadmill'

    Biggert says recovering Kirk calls his treadmill his 'dreadmill'
    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.”...
  • Rep. Biggert: Kirk is 'back on his game'

    Rep. Biggert: Kirk is 'back on his game'
    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...
  • First photo of Sen. Kirk released since stroke

    First photo of Sen. Kirk released since stroke
    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 “...
  • First photo of U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk since stroke is released

    First photo of U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk since stroke is released
    More than three months after he suffered a large stroke, Sen. Mark Kirk was shown in a photo released today by the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where he is undergoing treatment. The photo was the first released publicly showing Kirk after he...
  • $86M in Red Line improvements to 7 stations will last through year

    $86M in Red Line improvements to 7 stations will last through year
    Some Red Line riders on the North Side will soon be faced with longer trips to their trains thanks to rolling closures at seven stations on the north end of the CTA's busiest line. Those stations are targeted for repairs and upgrades that will stretch...
  • Kirk home from hospital for first time since stroke

    Kirk home from hospital for first time since stroke
    Sen. Mark Kirk is home from the hosptial for the first time since his stroke last January. Kirk's family released a statement Thursday saying Kirk has progressed to the point where he can move home with his family. He will continue his recovery as an...