| Jul 6, 2011
A small but growing number of parents think vaccines against childhood diseases are unsafe and are refusing or delaying shots for their children, despite the discrediting of a medical study linking vaccines and autism that stirred alarm.
Ground zero in...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 1:24 AM
Clusters of children without their required vaccinations in about 200 Illinois schools are raising the chances of school-based outbreaks of serious preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough, a Tribune analysis of state data has found.
| May 31, 2011
| 2:47 PM
Join Duff Goldman, star of Food Network's “Ace of Cakes” and renowned chef Jacques Pépin to taste delicious bites from more than 40 of the best local restaurants at Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation New Haven June 8 at Yale Commons...
| May 26, 2011
In the southern half of the state, Prasad Chirnomula's name is synonymous with upscale Indian cuisine. As the owner of five Thali restaurants in New Haven and Fairfield County, he understands why his latest spot, Oaxaca Kitchen, has garnered a lot of...
| May 17, 2011
| 1:20 PM
Virginia and Virginia Tech both landed top-10 recruiting classes, according to Wrestling Insider Newsmagazine.
WIN ranked the Cavaliers' class eighth, the Hokies' ninth among all Division I programs. Virginia's class features three-time state champ Joe...
| May 13, 2011
| 9:14 AM
If you’ve ever voted in one of our Best of Fairfield County polls you know how winning businesses are chosen in our annual contest. Unless you work here, you probably don’t know where the process goes after that. Well, I’ll tell you....
| Oct 14, 2011
Medicare chief Jonathan Blum was in Chicago this week to get the word out about changes to the federal health insurance program, which begins open enrollment Saturday.
Among the changes this year: fewer health plans, lower premiums and an earlier...
| Jan 4, 2012
A smile revealing rows of healthy white teeth spreads across 8-year-old Maria McCarthy's face.
Confident and poised, the Skokie girl smiles easily. But five years ago, when she arrived as a foster child at the home of Michael and Ana McCarthy, her baby...
| Oct 7, 2011
Michelle Malizzo Ballog was nervous as hospital staff wheeled her into surgery to replace a temporary stent in her liver. In a procedure two weeks earlier, also at University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, she had awakened too early from the...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 11:54 AM
When wealthy developer Monty Blakeman died in April, his heirs knew they would inherit his multimillion-dollar estate.
What they didn't know was that the state legislature on May 4 — only 11 days after Blakeman's death — would increase the...
| Sep 27, 2011
At least three dozen doctors in Illinois received payments and perks exceeding $100,000 from drug companies between 2009 and early 2011, according to an updated database that now includes information from a dozen pharmaceutical firms.
Doctors in the...