Health & Family

Trump bars transgender individuals from US armed forces
Jul 26, 2017

By Catherine Lucey and Robert Burns | AP  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is barring tr...

Illinois lawmakers question DCFS officials on toddler's death
Jul 26, 2017

CHICAGO — Members of a joint state House and Senate committee questioned officials of the Illin...

Brain disease seen in most football players in large report
Jul 25, 2017

By Lindsey Turner | AP CHICAGO — Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a...

These are the 25 best Illinois towns to live in, says Niche
Jul 18, 2017

Millennials are known to move to traditionally neglected corners of the city and eventually contr...

MPC: Most African Americans leaving Chicago, Cook County are low income
Jul 10, 2017

New detailed population estimates released [in June] by the U.S. Census Bureau show that Cook Cou...

Illinois has some of the safest roads in the country. So what's everyone else doing wrong?
Jun 29, 2017

Overall, the U.S has a pretty poor track record when it comes to the safety of its roads. But som...

Opinion: Cutting Medicaid unravels my health
Jun 28, 2017

Opinion  I did the hard part. I ended a three-year-long toxic relationship. Now all that was...

Illinois fireworks by county for Fourth of July in 2017
Jun 21, 2017

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and we don't know about you, but we're ready to wa...

What's the best place to staycation in the country?
Jun 08, 2017

The weather is getting better, the kids are almost out of school and everyone in the office is br...

List: Costs and consequences of Illinois' budget crisis
Jun 05, 2017

Illinois has been operating without a state budget for two years. In that time, the state's cr...

Miller: Rauner's reforms can't erase damage done by budget impasse
Jun 05, 2017

House Speaker Michael Madigan was his usual self during the final week of the General Assembly's ...

Job growth across Illinois metro areas slowing, Chicago keeps shrinking
May 25, 2017

A week after announcing the state shed 7,200 nonfarm jobs in April, local unemployment figures re...

How did your senator vote on the grand bargain budget bills?
May 17, 2017

The Illinois Senate on Wednesday called a number of bills from the grand bargain budget package f...

In-home care for Illinois seniors is on the chopping block
May 16, 2017

On a recent afternoon, 80-year-old John Earl Johnson watched television from the sofa in his Edge...

A look at Mother's Day around Illinois and around the country
May 15, 2017

Journalists can sometimes be crass, even on Mother's Day. Calling attention to reporters' ske...


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