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  • Bad news budget: Quinn to call for prison, health care cuts

    Bad news budget: Quinn to call for prison, health care cuts
    SPRINGFIELD -- Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn will deliver a bad-news budget today, suggesting that Illinois close numerous prisons, mental health centers and social service offices, cut health care for the poor and shut down popular tourist sites for two days...
  • Maggie Daley 1943-2011: Chicago's longtime first lady

    Maggie Daley 1943-2011: Chicago's longtime first lady
    Maggie Daley, who dedicated herself to children's issues and the arts while also zealously guarding her family's privacy during 22 years as Chicago's first lady, died on Thursday, Nov. 24, more than nine years after she was diagnosed with breast cancer....
  • Medical tourism: A faraway health fix

    Medical tourism: A faraway health fix
    When Stan Long's doctor told him he needed prostate surgery, the unpleasant procedure bothered him less than the part of the price tag he'd be on the hook for: $15,000 for the hospital stay his Medicare plan didn't cover. So Long, who lives in Washington...
  • CDC report charts local obesity, inactivity rates

    CDC report charts local obesity, inactivity rates
    At more than 220 pounds, Christina Martinez knew her lifestyle had to change dramatically if she wanted to improve her health, so she started taking aerobics classes. A rigorous, five-days-a-week workout routine helped her drop 42 pounds and lower her...
  • Ex-nursing home supervisor acquitted in deaths of 6 residents

    Ex-nursing home supervisor acquitted in deaths of 6 residents
    A nursing home supervisor accused of looking the other way while a co-worker allegedly dispensed overdoses of morphine has been cleared of all charges in the case. Wednesday's acquittal of former Woodstock Residence supervisor Penny Whitlock for...
  • Kitchen sinks updated in style

    Kitchen sinks updated in style
    If you haven't looked at kitchen sinks in a few years, you might be surprised. Kim Kubicki of Overland Park, Kan., certainly was when she recently remodeled her kitchen. "We had a double-basin cast-iron sink before," says Kubicki, a financial product...
  • End of the shuttle: Titusville's uncertain future

    End of the shuttle:  Titusville's uncertain future
    As space shuttle Atlantis returns to earth tomorrow for its final descent of the 30-year shuttle program, Titusville, home to thousands of NASA employees and space coast workers, has the formidable task of redefining the town where millions of tourists...
  • Disney California Adventure shops to reflect Walt's history

    Disney California Adventure shops to reflect Walt's history
    The shops and restaurants along Disney California Adventure's re-themed entrance promenade will pay homage to the Los Angeles that Walt Disney encountered upon his 1923 arrival. When the main esplanade reopens in 2012, Buena Vista Street will reflect the...
  • 'Super PACs' are showing their power

    'Super PACs' are showing their power
    Political committees unfettered by donation limits are dominating the last weeks of the presidential nominating contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, funding aggressive attack campaigns that are swamping the efforts of the candidates themselves. In Ohio,...
  • Don't go to Ryleigh's cigar social expecting to smoke indoors

    Don't go to Ryleigh's cigar social expecting to smoke indoors
    On Feb. 1, Ryleigh's Oyster is throwing a cigar social that at first seems in blatant violation of the Maryland  indoor smoking ban.  The promotional ad features a slender stogie atop a glass of whiskey and promises giveaways of hand-rolled cigars from...
  • Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings have four things going for them

    Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings have four things going for them
    The volume seemed to be turning up: Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings were moving away from acoustic austerity, growing comfortable rocking out. Their last album, "Soul Journey," saw these Nashville alt-folkies jolting their sound with electricity and a...