| Oct 20, 2014
| 4:10 PM
To the editor: The article describes a small decrease in prescription pill overdoses coupled with a significant increase in heroin overdoses. This is an unintended consequence of attempts to restrict opioid prescriptions in an effort to curb overdoses. ("...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 3:55 PM
It's easy to understand why city hall wouldn't want to make public an evaluation of parts of Hartford's Department of Public Works.
The report, dated March 1, was given only to Mayor Pedro Segarra and the city's chief operating officer until NBC...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Does the EDM scene have a drug problem?
The question, which has followed the increasingly mainstream electronic dance music genre for years, is being raised again in the wake of the deaths of two males, ages 20 and 17, who attended an all-day EDM show...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 2:15 PM
As a voter, you've probably heard several myths associated with Amendment 2, the proposal to legalize medical marijuana. More often than not, these myths have been formulated by the proponents of the ballot language, to make you think smoking pot is...
| Oct 7, 2014
In 1948, actor Robert Mitchum and actress Lila Leeds were arrested for marijuana use....
| Oct 7, 2014
| 3:38 PM
On the bright side, District 113 seniors and sophomores are reporting doing less cigarette smoking and using alcohol less compared to two years ago, according to new data from the Illinois Youth Survey.
But the survey also shows a significant number...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Facing a potentially lengthy prison term for inhaling keyboard cleaner before causing a crash that killed a 5-year-old girl in Highland Park, Carly Rousso has been making public appearances and tearfully apologizing for her crime.
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:18 PM
A Highland Park doctor could lose his medical license after state regulators alleged that he issued a fake medical cannabis eligibility form to a 79-year-old patient who paid him $250.
Dr. Joseph Starkman in 2013 required the patient to pay a fee of...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:34 AM
Does extreme privilege point, like an arrow, to a sort of rot within the true-blue American spirit? Putting criminal insanity aside for a moment, the answer's a qualified, sorrowful yes in director Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," a true-crime drama...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 1:09 PM
A Geneva man who allegedly drove his car "like a white streak" into a Naperville lake last month, resulting in the drownings of two friends, is facing additional counts of aggravated DUI, according to prosecutors.
Michael T. Szot, 21, formally pleaded...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 6:16 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican business executive Tom Foley clashed Tuesday night on the economy, jobs, and education in their second major televised debate.
In a last-minute, lightning-round question that Foley said caught him off guard, both...