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  • Regular trips to a podiatrist will help keep you on your toes

    Regular trips to a podiatrist will help keep you on your toes
    It's all too easy to take healthy feet for granted — they take you where you want to go without complaint and don't ask for much in return. But, over time, those puppies can really start barking due to corns, calluses, bunions and other assorted ailments....
  • Quinn appoints Burkes' daughter to $117,000-a-year post

    Quinn appoints Burkes' daughter to $117,000-a-year post
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday gave a highly paid position to the daughter of the Illinois Supreme Court justice who swore him into office and a powerful Chicago alderman who was a major campaign donor. Attorney Jennifer Burke, 41, was named to...
  • Illinois death penalty ban takes effect Friday

    Illinois death penalty ban takes effect Friday
    SPRINGFIELD — The death penalty in Illinois officially ends Friday, and the 15 prisoners who once faced execution already have been scattered across prisons throughout the state. Gov. Pat Quinn signed the ban on capital punishment March 9, but the...
  • Some drugs raising red flags

    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 (...
  • Doctors draw payments from drug companies

    Doctors draw payments from drug companies
    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...
  • New Illinois law makes 'bath salts' drug illegal

    Gov. Pat Quinn used his auto pen to sign a measure into law today that bans synthetic drugs marketed as bath salts, a move that follows the overdose death of a downstate woman earlier this year.   Quinn's signature makes Illinois the 11th state to ban...
  • Some seniors to lose Illinois prescription drug help Sept. 1

    About 43,000 low-income seniors and people with disabilities will lose help paying for prescription medication starting Sept. 1 after state lawmakers cut funding for a drug-assistance program in half. That number represents roughly 20 percent of the 211,...
  • Illinois taxpayers wake up to new reality: 67 percent hike

    Illinois taxpayers wake up to new reality: 67 percent hike
    While most Illinois taxpayers were asleep early Wednesday, their wallets and bank accounts were being lightened by Illinois lawmakers desperate for more revenue to ease a crushing state financial crisis. The morning-after reality was this: The state...
  • Federal deal on Indiana coal plants aims to clear Chicago's air

    Federal deal on Indiana coal plants aims to clear Chicago's air
    In a move that could help clean up Chicago's chronically dirty air, the Obama administration on Thursday brokered a legal deal that cracks down on some of the biggest sources of pollution along the southern shore of Lake Michigan. As part of the...
  • Quinn signs law to prevent release of gun owner names

    The names of licensed gun owners in Illinois will remain private under a measure Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law today. The governor approved legislation to prevent Illinois State Police from releasing the names of those who hold or have applied for a...
  • Quinn goes after gambling bill at state fair

    Quinn goes after gambling bill at state fair
    SPRINGFIELD--Gov. Pat Quinn opened a day of Democratic politicking at the Illinois State Fair today by criticizing legislation that allows slot machines at the fairground racetrack. Quinn also expressed deep reservations  about putting slot machines at...