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Screenings save lives: New colon cancer detection methods

Bottom line, now more than ever, there is no excuse not to get screened for colon cancer, doctors say.

October 16, 2013 12:00 am
Retirement Blues Drama as a Fully-Realized King Lear Emerges in Gary

Retirement Blues Drama as a Fully-Realized King Lear Emerges in Gary

One of the many things that people in class got wound up about was Marc Antony's speech in Julius Caesar by Shakespeare, which Dr. Roach dissected on a rhetorical basis.

August 20, 2013 9:30 am Photos

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Gary has nowhere near the debt of bankrupt Detroit

Gary has nowhere near the debt of bankrupt Detroit

When Detroit filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, it called up recent memories of Gary going before the Distressed Unit Appeals Board year after year.

August 08, 2013 7:30 pm Photos

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Nathan Woessner released from rehabilitative care

Nathan Woessner released from rehabilitative care

Nathan Woessner, the 6-year-old boy who was swallowed by a sand dune two weeks ago, has been released after four days of rehabilitative care at a Chicago children's hospital.

July 26, 2013 7:15 pm
Doctor hopes for full recovery for boy trapped in sand dune sinkhole

Doctor hopes for full recovery for boy trapped in sand dune sinkhole

CHICAGO | The coroner was standing by when they pulled the cold and lifeless 6-year-old boy from the sinkhole that suddenly swallowed him at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

July 15, 2013 3:00 pm Video Photos

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Edgewater Systems leader helps organization, youth reach place of growth, change

Edgewater Systems leader helps organization, youth reach place of growth, change

At first, Danita Johnson Hughes was a bit hesitant to take the lead at Edgewater Systems for Balanced Living in Gary.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Gary to offer free tax preparation assistance

Gary to offer free tax preparation assistance

GARY | City residents can potentially receive millions of dollars in earned income tax credits this tax season thanks to a partnership between the city and other entities, Gary's mayor announced Tuesday.

January 08, 2013 6:15 pm Photos

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Probiotics: The good bacteria gains in popularity

Probiotics: The good bacteria gains in popularity

We don't often think of bacteria as a good thing, especially in our bodies. Antibacterial soaps fill drugstore shelves, and antibiotics treat countless diseases. But now, a new kind of "good" bacteria is taking up shelf space in the same stores as hand sanitizers.

December 07, 2012 9:00 am
'City' stage: Classic stories of Chicago writer Nelson Algren brought to life again

'City' stage: Classic stories of Chicago writer Nelson Algren brought to life again

Denise DeClue is both excited and moved by news that some performances are already sold out for this month's relaunch of her partnership play with Columbia College Theatre Department's staging of "City on the Make."

October 19, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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20 UNDER 40: Tiffany Simpson

20 UNDER 40: Tiffany Simpson

Growing up, Tiffany Simpson was always the person people came to for advice. Think Lucy and her psychologist booth from "Charlie Brown.” The licensed psychologist and clinical addictions counselor says she “has been doing this since I was 7.”

September 27, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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20 UNDER 40: Kasandra Tenbarge

20 UNDER 40: Kasandra Tenbarge

Kasandra Tenbarge was propelled further into community involvement when her former Munster home and neighborhood were hit by the 2008 floods.

September 26, 2012 9:30 pm
Hyde Park opens its doors to jazz

Hyde Park opens its doors to jazz

While a primary focus for many who attend the Hyde Park Jazz Festival is the music, festival director Kate Dumbleton also sees it as a way for attendees to explore the neighborhood’s rich architectural offerings.

September 26, 2012 9:45 am Photos

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University of Chicago, former Mayor Daley team up to help Gary

University of Chicago, former Mayor Daley team up to help Gary

Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, distinguished senior fellow at the Harris School of Public Policy, talks Tuesday about a new partnership between the school and the city of Gary during a news conference at the University of Chicago.

September 25, 2012 5:38 pm
University of Chicago, former Mayor Daley team up to help Gary

University of Chicago, former Mayor Daley team up to help Gary

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, distinguished senior fellow at the Harris School of Public Policy, talk about a new partnership between the school and the city of Gary during a news conference Tuesday at the University of Chicago.

September 25, 2012 5:37 pm
Bug-studded menus: One diner's yuck is another's yum

Bug-studded menus: One diner's yuck is another's yum

The new culinary buzzword: Bugs.

January 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Accountability, affordability big concerns for higher education

Accountability, affordability big concerns for higher education

At a time when thousands of laid-off and underemployed workers are joining traditional college students in the classroom and education reformers are demanding the U.S. produce more college graduates, a book released in January by the University of Chicago Press says academe is failing.

February 20, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Chicago chips away at legal settlements

CHICAGO | Spending nearly $23 million this year to settle lawsuits filed against it, the city of Chicago continues to search for ways to limit its exposure to municipal complaints.

December 29, 2010 11:25 am
Local family rebounds after breast cancer strikes down star athlete, mentor

Local family rebounds after breast cancer strikes down star athlete, mentor

Diane Artis laughs, leafing through a scrapbook of her daughter's athletic achievements. Laini Fluellen's passion for hoops -- and life -- radiates from newspaper clips dating from the late-1980s.

December 22, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Study: A heart-healthy lifestyle isn't so easy

CHICAGO | Only two of 17,820 participants studied met all seven ideal factors for a heart-healthy lifestyle, according to a study released at this month's meeting of the American Heart Association in Chicago.

November 29, 2010 12:00 am
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