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  • Graphic Photos at Vaughn Murder Trail

    Graphic Photos at Vaughn Murder Trail
    Oh my God. Those were first words of a police officer who arrived on the gruesome 2007 crime scene. Monday was a graphic day of evidence and testimony at the Christopher Vaughn murder trial. Jurors heard from those first one the scene and got to see...
  • Suspect stabs, bites man selling iPad on Craigslist

    Suspect stabs, bites man selling iPad on Craigslist
    An Evanston man selling his iPad on Craigslist got more than he bargained for. Police say Sean Thomas answered the ad but brought along a knife instead of money. The two were supposed to meet Sunday afternoon in the 800 block of Noyes Street, but it got...
  • Boehner give Illinois GOP delegates election pep talk

    Boehner give Illinois GOP delegates election pep talk
    U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) addressed the Illinois GOP delegation in Tampa, Florida Wednesday morning.  Boehner told the group he believes republicans can make some gains in Illinois because of the state's economic problems under...
  • Illinois Dems come out swinging at DNC

    Illinois Dems come out swinging at DNC
    As the Democratic National Convention began its first full day of events in Charlotte, North Carolina,  Illinois delegates came out swinging against the GOP. At a morning meeting of the Illinois delegation, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky blasted republican U....
  • Illinois Senate president: No vote on pension reform until January

    Illinois Senate president: No vote on pension reform until January
    Don’t expect a vote on a plan to overhaul the state’s government worker pension program until after the new year, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton indicated Thursday. The North Side Democrat said that there simply aren’t...
  • Baby boomers increase the need for geriatric social workers

    Baby boomers increase the need for geriatric social workers
    Since their birth in record numbers in the years following World War II, baby boomers have impacted all facets of society from housing to education. As this generation approaches its sunset years, it will continue to have great impact, in particular in...
  • Common interests, backgrounds create bonds in retirement communities

    Common interests, backgrounds create bonds in retirement communities
    Being the new kid on the block can bring an element of excitement and adventure, but for some there is also the trepidation that comes with starting over and making new friends. Senior living communities recognize these dynamics and many have groups,...
  • For long-term care building residents and their families, it's often hard to know when to complain.

    Should cold coffee or unappetizing food be reported to the executive director of the building? What if call buttons go unanswered for 30 minutes by the nursing staff? Or how about situations where resident safety is truly jeopardized, say, when the...
  • Safety classes help older drivers

    Safety classes help older drivers
    Harry Bloom just finished a driver's education course even though he's had his driver's license for years. Bloom and his wife, Roxanne, took a refresher course meant for older drivers sponsored by AARP. Held at the YMCA in Schaumburg, the two-day eight-...
  • Estate planning myths: Wills and trusts

    The term "estate planning" makes it sound like you need a large estate to justify the planning part. But any lawyer will tell you that's untrue. Making arrangements for the disposition of your property and assets after you're gone is important -- not...
  • By choice or necessity, generation staying in workforce

    By choice or necessity, generation staying in workforce
    At one time, the end of middle age signaled the start of retirement and old age. No longer, says Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Civic Ventures, a San Francisco-based think tank focused on employment and social purpose, particularly as they apply to the...