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  • Center where kids died gets monitor

    Center where kids  died gets monitor
    In a rare move, Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday ordered a health monitor be placed at a troubled Chicago facility caring for children with severe developmental disabilities. The governor also instructed his senior health policy adviser to immediately draft...
  • Daniel 'The Wig Man' Vovak dies

    Daniel 'The Wig Man' Vovak dies
    Daniel "The Wig Man" Vovak, who ran for president, the U.S. Senate and other offices wearing a Colonial-style periwig, died of cancer Saturday at Casey House hospice in Montgomery County, according to David Vovak, a brother. The Rockville resident was 39....
  • Writing home: Brando Skyhorse

    Writing home: Brando Skyhorse
    Bookshelves real and virtual are stocked with volumes about Los Angeles and Southern California written by people who parachute into a Westside guest house for a few weeks, hit the hot spots and high spots, then write with voice-of-God authority for...
  • More deaths identified at North Side nursing facility for disabled kids

    More deaths identified at North Side nursing facility for disabled kids
    A federally backed watchdog group says it has identified at least five more deaths involving poor care at a troubled Chicago nursing facility for disabled children and young adults, as well as a pattern of the home destroying evidence of medication...
  • 6 sites to help you find foreclosures

    6 sites to help you find foreclosures
    Bankrate.com recently released a list of the top 10 states for foreclosure based on June numbers. Many on the list aren't a surprise, but a few — such as Idaho — are. Other states on the list were Nevada, Arizona, California, Utah, Michigan,...
  • Memory care facilities structure activities to enrich lives

    Memory care facilities structure activities to enrich lives
    Watching someone's memory begin to fail or witnessing a family member struggling with dementia can be troubling. Making the decision to find them a place to live that offers assistance can also be stressful. Many have outdated ideas about the care people...
  • Illinois Sex Offender Database

    Illinois Sex Offender Database
  • Hawks player buys condo downtown

    Hawks player buys condo downtown
    Chicago Blackhawks right winger Marian Hossa has paid $2.35 million for a three-bedroom, 3,940-square-foot condo unit in a Streeterville high-rise. Last summer, the NHL veteran Hossa, 31, joined the Blackhawks when he signed a 12-year $62.8 million...
  • At Tolliver's barbershop, pondering what 20 years have wrought

    At Tolliver's barbershop, pondering what 20 years have wrought
    It's history they were talking about. The verdict that landed like a slap in the face. The smoke that rose over the city in columns of protest. The rampant looting and savage beatings. They were talking about nothing less than the evolution of a city...
  • 20 years after riots, hope and despair in South L.A.

    20 years after riots, hope and despair in South L.A.
    To think deeply and compassionately about South Los Angeles as we approach the 20th anniversary of the L.A. riots is to inhabit a middle ground between optimism and bleak defeat. A lot of good is going on in the inner city. But the last two decades...
  • Why recording the police is good for everyone

    Why recording the police is good for everyone
    There's been a lot of debate in this country over whether recording the police is legal. A judge in at least one state, Illinois, has shot down a request to film officers without their permission, while another judge here in Maryland has ruled such...