| May 14, 2011
Scouring disease-causing bacteria from the Chicago River and keeping raw sewage out of its channels could cost an average Cook County homeowner less than $7 a month, federal officials concluded as part of their order to make the urban waterway safer for...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 8:00 PM
Chicago lost a hefty 200,000 residents in the last decade, most of them African-Americans, while suburban counties grew dramatically in numbers and diversity, according to 2010 census data released Tuesday.
People continued to spread out far from the...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 4:20 AM
A new medical study challenges the account of a Northwest Side Catholic priest who says a 93-year-old parishioner was mentally competent when she made him trustee of her home last year.
The widow "suffered from dementia from as early as January 2008,"...
| Oct 6, 2010
| 7:25 PM
State regulators waited nearly six years after Timothy Johnson was convicted of battery of a teenage patient to place the chiropractor on professional probation.
Johnson, who allegedly fondled the girl in his office, is now required to have a chaperone...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 8:00 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel opened the door Thursday to compensating businesses affected by security restrictions during the May G-8 and NATO summits, but the mayor's office and the city's host committee later said there are no such plans.
The confusion came as...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 8:09 PM
Lawyers in a Chicago police torture case want a federal judge to force former MayorRichard M. Daleyto sit for questioning about his knowledge of suspects interrogated by detectives commanded by Jon Burge.
A motion filed Tuesday by lawyers for Michael...
| Nov 3, 2011
The father of an unarmed man shot and killed by a Chicago police officer over the summer called Wednesday for Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez to bring criminal charges against the officer.
Speaking with a microphone at Daley Plaza while...
| Jan 6, 2012
Hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. -- many of them children -- were coming down with whooping cough each year when vaccines against "this menace," as one newspaper called it, were introduced in the 1930s and 1940s.
"Childhood Cough Is Given...
| Mar 14, 2012
The breezes are balmy, green shoots are poking up through the dirt, people are wearing shorts. What could possibly put a damper on the bliss of spring?
Off to its latest start in 29 years, influenza season has arrived in the U.S., including...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 2:35 PM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a post on nutrition topics for The Baltimore Sun's Picture of Health blog (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth). This week, Faith Hicks weighs in on encouraging kids to eat...
| Jul 14, 2011
Mom and Dad were not happy. Shrieking, circling, diving, they warned the man in the cherry picker to leave their chick, high up in the nest, alone. It was likely the first baby for these osprey parents, after all.
But Chris Anchor, a wildlife biologist...