| Feb 24, 2014
| 3:11 PM
A newly renovated Edmond J. Sendra Park could have a rain garden, fitness stations or a splash pad, depending in part on what residents say they want.
"It's just a really exciting community project," said Sheree Kozel-La Ha, Homer Township Public...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 12:07 PM
Listening to the Tibetan Singing Bowls transports Ed Susralski to a peaceful place, far from the terminal cancer that might otherwise cloud his thoughts.
As Jayne Hayes played the rims of 17 different Tibetan Singing Bowls with a mallet during a...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 9:18 AM
People in poor physical health may need as much as 20% more in annual retirement income than those in good shape, according to a new study.
An unhealthy person earning $80,000 a year may need to replace up to 96% of his or her income -- or $76,800 -- in...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 1:18 PM
When Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills opened its new 113,000-square-foot, $35 million Health, Fitness and Recreation Center, 84-year-old Don Aulwurm was waiting at 5:30 a.m. to be the first user.
He and many others followed during the...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 3:23 PM
The Buehler YMCA of Metro Chicago in Palatine attracted about 160 new members as a result of a campaign that significantly reduced rates for young adults, officials said.
Of the 22 YMCA Metro sites participating in the program, the Palatine facility...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:13 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Sad news for Lakers writers. There might be only seven games left to cover the eminently quotable, entirely likable Nick Young.
But good news for Young: Lakers governor Jeanie Buss loves his personality, seeing a player who can connect...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 10:28 PM
Westmont Park District officials are seeking a state grant that would help fund the construction of a new $3.3 million recreation arts center in Ty Warner Park.
The proposed 10,000-square-foot arts center would be located on an empty lot on the south...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:30 PM
A trainer who sexually abused a teenage athlete was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison, according to DuPage County prosecutors.
Judge Blanche Hill Fawell sentenced Robert Theodore, 61, who had entered a guilty plea in December to a count of...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti suspended the city's firefighter recruitment program Thursday amid concerns about mismanagement and nepotism, including new emails that show special recruitment workshops were organized for relatives of department insiders....
| Apr 3, 2014
| 4:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What does cardiac rehab involve? Do you recommend it for everyone who's had a heart attack, or only in certain cases?
ANSWER: Cardiac rehabilitation is extremely beneficial for people with a variety of heart disorders. It involves a...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 6:30 PM
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JUSTIN CHANG: Bonjour, Peter. I know you're still settling into your new Parisian digs as we speak (I'm picturing you at your laptop in an "I Louvre Paris" T-shirt with a cafe au lait at the ready), so I appreciate your taking the...