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  • 'Compassionate allowances' fast-track applications for disability benefits

    It used to be that some people with serious disabilities would die before the Social Security Administration finally got around to reviewing their applications for disability benefits. Today, applicants with one of 225 of the severest medical conditions...
  • Review: 'The Dylanologists' by David Kinney

    Review: 'The Dylanologists' by David Kinney
    Prior to John Lennon's 1980 murder at the hands of an obsessive Beatles aficionado, the most infamous rock fan was A.J. Weberman, a man who memorized every Bob Dylan lyric, taught Dylan classes, wrote Dylan books (including a Dylan-to-English dictionary),...
  • Study: Plucky females most compassionate

    Study: Plucky females most compassionate
    You are more likely to be compassionate toward strangers and enjoy helping them if you are female, have suffered a recent loss or are plucky, according to a study by researchers at the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine. "We want...
  • A song, a dance and a chance

    A song, a dance and a chance
    At a recent poetry night at Maryville Academy's Bartlett campus, 17-year-old Charlene used words to express her pain over a boy who broke her heart. "This can't be the same dude that once made me smile," she read as her peers looked on, ending the...
  • Living donor kidney donation starts with thorough medical evaluation

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What is the process for evaluating whether or not I'm a good candidate to donate one of my kidneys? How long is recovery for the donor? ANSWER: The first step is to contact the transplant center where the donation would take place. They...
  • For CrossFit fans, it's as much a state of mind as a style of exercise

    For CrossFit fans, it's as much a state of mind as a style of exercise
    At 24, Brian Jaffe got a job in the entertainment industry, sitting behind a desk all day. In just a few short years, his physique was not what it used to be. "I got out of shape," says Jaffe, now 28. "I was at a job that didn't allow me enough time...
  • Sweat: A cooling system that's an ancient language too

    Sweat: A cooling system that's an ancient language too
    Humans are sweaty. With more than 2.5 million sweat glands distributed across the surface of our skin, we sweat more profusely than any other animal. Though the average person produces about 2 cups of sweat per day, this amount can increase to about 3...
  • Colorful past for insider at center of red light probe

     Colorful past for insider at center of red light probe
    John Bills fits right in to the world of colorful characters who do the heavy lifting for Chicago politicians every election — raising donations, knocking on doors and delivering all of the vote. But in Bills' case, the colors have often been a...
  • Ralph G. Scheu, 1928-2014

     Ralph G. Scheu, 1928-2014
    Attorney Ralph G. Scheu, longtime president of the 100 Club of Chicago, was passionate about the civilian organization's mission to provide for the families of fallen firefighters and police officers. Mr. Scheu, 85, died Friday, May 16, at...
  • Agency: Dorothy Brown's husband lacks psychologist license

    Agency: Dorothy Brown's husband lacks psychologist license
    The husband of Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown, already under investigation for his role in an Illinois anti-violence program, now finds himself under the scrutiny of state regulators who say he's presenting himself as a clinical...
  • Interview: Neon Trees singer has a big fan ... in mom

    Interview: Neon Trees singer has a big fan ... in mom
    Deb Glenn has a wall dedicated to her famous son — Tyler Glenn, lead singer of new wave pop band Neon Trees — inside her home in the San Diego area. The space is decorated with fan art, rare posters, a platinum plaque for the band’s...