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Preventive care: It's free, except when it's not
Bill Dunphy thought his colonoscopy would be free.
Published on 12/28/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Cash-strapped cities, schools sell ads on bridges, report cards

Seven vinyl banners draped this month along one of Chicago's most iconic bridges, advertisements some have dubbed "a visual crime" and "commercial graffiti," are reviving a debate about how governments raise money in tou...

Published on 11/22/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Woman gives birth after running Chicago Marathon

Amber Miller says she felt contractions minutes after crossing the Chicago Marathon finish line.

Published on 10/10/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Ex-Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh dies in Chicago
Former Weezer bass player Mikey Welsh, who also found success in his second career as an artist, died in a Chicago hotel room, police said today.
Published on 10/09/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Republicans seize on waning campus Obamamania
The young people in the ad look dissatisfied and pouty. Barack Obama's voice and the words "winning the future," from one of his old campaign speeches, echo in the background.
Published on 09/17/11
Updated on 03/20/13
Are grandparents safer drivers than mom and dad?
Kids may be safest in cars driven by grandma or grandpa instead of mom or dad, according to study results that even made the researchers do a double-take.
Published on 07/18/11
Updated on 03/20/13
Seattle man arrested in 1957 slaying of Illinois girl
A Seattle man was charged Friday in the long-unsolved slaying of a 7-year-old girl who was abducted in 1957 near her home in the northern Illinois, prosecutors said.
Published on 07/03/11
Updated on 03/20/13
Former Gov. Blagojevich guilty in corruption trial
The second trial of Rod Blagojevich ends with his conviction on 17 of 20 counts, including 11 charges related to his attempt to sell or trade President Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat.
Published on 06/27/11
Updated on 03/20/13
Studies find new drugs boost skin cancer survival

Two novel drugs produced unprecedented gains in survival in separate studies of people with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, doctors reported Sunday.

Published on 06/05/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Finale of 'Oprah Winfrey' to air after 25-year run
Oprah Winfrey's talk show ends Wednesday with an episode featuring only the talk show queen thanking her viewers and highlighting the lessons they have learned from one another over 25 years.
Published on 05/25/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Oprah focuses on fans at final show taping
Fans leaving Tuesday's taping said Winfrey had tears in her eyes as the television icon said a final thank you. The finale airs at 4 p.m. Wednesday on WFLA, Channel 8.
Published on 05/24/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Chicago trial could reveal Pakistan-militant link
The allegations against Chicago businessman Tahawwur Rana are fairly straightforward: He helped a former boarding school friend serve as a scout for terrorists who carried out a 2008 rampage that killed more than 160 people...
Published on 05/15/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Judge: Blago jury process taking 'relatively long'
Jury selection in the retrial of impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is taking "relatively long" because of the high-profile nature of the case and the fact that this is the second time around for the defendant, the jud...
Published on 04/27/11
Updated on 03/19/13
Obama heads to Chicago for Oprah, NYC for money
President Barack Obama is helping his pal Oprah Winfrey wrap up her syndicated talk show in style.
Published on 04/27/11
Updated on 03/19/13
Young children might make parents less fit, study finds

Parents find themselves turning to convenience foods and losing exercise time as they put the child's needs first.

Published on 04/11/11
Updated on 03/19/13