| Jul 29, 2011
Giving to a cause is important. But to Barbara Paget, it's not just about writing a check. What matters more, in her eyes, is giving time.
"Volunteering is a reward in a different way, but it has to be within you to do it," says Paget, who got her...
| Nov 22, 2010
Did you know that for the price of a venti caramel macchiato at Starbucks, you can get high on heroin? And if you have a teenager who likes to party, this is most likely their drug of choice, according to a recent study by Roosevelt University.
| Sep 28, 2010
| 8:44 PM
Olympia High safety Corian Hamilton may not know to which schools he will be taking official visits yet, but he has set a time frame for when he's going to commit to a college.
"It'll be a little earlier than (National Signing Day), sometime after the...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 9:13 PM
At drug company-sponsored seminars, Illinois doctors are speaking about dozens of commonly prescribed medications that help millions of patients. But questions have been raised about some of the drugs:
•Atypical antipsychotics such as Zyprexa (...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 9:13 PM
Follow drug company money in Illinois, and it leads to the psychiatry department at Rush University Medical Center, a prominent headache clinic on the North Side of Chicago, a busy suburban urology practice and a psychiatric hospital accused of...
| Apr 9, 2011
| 4:00 AM
Day 9 of 30 sandwiches in 30 days.
The pork tenderloin sandwich
Yes (to answer the inevitable), they expect you to eat the entire thing. It's borderline cruel, a sick Midwestern tradition, pork loin pounded and breaded. Owner Larry Pike brought it to...
| May 19, 2011
| 8:40 AM
Tickets for the 2011 Chicago Gourmet, a two-day food and wine festival taking place Sept. 24-25 in Millennium Park, just went on sale.
It's tough to think of paying now for an event that's four months away, but here's an inducement: Advance tickets are...
| May 20, 2011
| 2:41 PM
An astute reader emailed yesterday to ask why this story in Thursday's newspaper, about the Chicago Craft Beer Week events I'm most eagerly anticipating, included happenings not listed on the official CCBW web site. I'll try to keep the explanation...
| Nov 5, 2010
| 1:13 PM
Defensive end Johnathan Harris, the coveted 6-foot-6, 230-pounder from Boynton Beach, will reveal his college choice tonight at 6:20 on a local TV affiliate. Harris has narrowed his choices to UCF, Boston College and Mississippi State.
| Aug 3, 2011
| 9:06 AM
One of the biggest criticisms of the local food movement is that its produce costs too much, putting it out of reach to those who may need it most.
With more Americans relying on food stamps (called LINK in Illinois) today than at any other time in our...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 8:24 AM
If there are any lingering doubts Chicago is a hot dog town, the Internet has put the debate to rest. The good folks at Google sent along some interesting data about search patterns for the term “hot dogs.” Their findings:
1) The term “...