| Jun 19, 2009
| 6:13 PM
(WGN-AM)- Though the seasonal flu period ended last month, the Chicago area has continued to see new cases of swine flu, with two more deaths announced today in suburban Cook County.
The deaths of a 29-year-old woman from Western Springs and a 29-year-...
| Jun 23, 2009
| 11:04 AM
(WGN-AM)- With the two hottest days of the year upon us, National Weather Service forecasters issued heat advisories for today and Wednesday.
The advisories encompass every county in the area excluding Cook and Lake which will be significantly cooler...
| Jun 23, 2009
| 3:21 PM
My Sister's Keeper is a horror movie for parents and a righteous weeper that earns its tears.
Directed with a sure, sensitive hand by Nick Cassavetes (The Notebook), it is an actors' showcase built on a moral dilemma. But at its most basic, it's just a...
| Jun 26, 2009
"My Sister's Keeper" is a horror movie for parents and a righteous weeper that earns its tears.
Directed with a sure, sensitive hand by Nick Cassavetes ("The Notebook"), it is an actors' showcase built on a moral dilemma. But at its most basic, it's just...
| Jul 1, 2009
Everyone's looking for ways to trim expenses now, and I've been getting a lot of questions from readers about strategies for reducing health-insurance costs. But I've also seen people make big mistakes in an attempt to save money.
Avoid the following...
| Jul 4, 2009
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Driving the River Road to the National Hansen's Disease Museum in Carville, it is easy to get lost in time. That green levee, those majestic oaks are the stuff of a vintage, timeless Louisiana landscape. Closer to present memory,...
| Jul 6, 2009
Access to affordable healthcare in the United States is an entitlement, a perquisite or a fantasy, depending on a seemingly arbitrary matrix of factors. Government insurance programs are available for the elderly, the permanently disabled, people with...
| Aug 21, 2009
Once summer hits, many kids want to spend all day, every day playing outside. In addition to wearing cool clothing, sunscreen, hats and sunglasses, it's important to send kids outdoors with enough water to drink to avoid becoming dehydrated....
| Jul 13, 2009
Americans like to complain about the healthcare system, but they're unnerved by many of the proposals for improving it. More than 90% of those surveyed last fall by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions said that healthcare costs are a threat to...
| Jul 17, 2009
| 7:10 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — A swimming advisory is in place at Hilton Beach due to high bacteria levels.
Bacteria levels exceeded state water quality standards in a sample collected Wednesday at a fishing pier and small beach area in the Hilton Village area...