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At age 17, Lindsey Peterson got her first tattoo: a phoenix on her back. Two more followed. Now, the 27-year-old Omaha native wants to remove all three, including the one she got for her husband.
The fast-food industry and processed food manufacturers still have not made a significant change in the sodium levels of their products, researchers from Center for Science in the Public Interest and Northwestern University are reporting.
A national study examines the racial and ethnic distribution of heat risk-related land cover in relation to residential segregation. Study findings highlight that lower-income neighborhoods are substantially less likely to have heat-relieving features such as trees.
The Chicago Department of Public Health's new campaign to reduce teen pregnancy features teen boys are the ones pictured pregnant. The billboards "make the case that teen parenthood is more than just a girl's responsibility," according to the health department.
Back in the '80s Allen Rosales could be found at the back of his preschool classroom. Not because he was in trouble, but because that is where all the non-English speaking students sat.
Despite recovery in key sectors like housing, automotive and energy, trade imbalances continue to plague the North American steel sector, industry leaders contended at a high-profile gathering recently.
Vitamin D has many benefits: denser bones, maintaining muscle mass, and a stronger immune system. Orthopedic surgeon Mike Angeline says vitamin D may be instrumental in recovering from surgery and should become a staple for deficient athletes.
Meet Dr. Elise Gordon, a primary care sports medicine physician with the Andrews Institute who specializes in prevention, diagnosis, and management of musculoskeletal injuries.
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Greater Chicago is hosting its 14th annual conference to help unite the friends and families or those with mood disorders. Four medical experts are expected to speak at the conference on April 20.
Just as humans often turn to alternative therapies to supplement or replace traditional medicine, many of the same opportunities are available for their pets.
The practice, called "neuroenhancement," is common among college students who use the drugs to help themselves study. The academy believes that the prescription of these drugs is misguided.
The program Fit Fast Food, now in its fifth year, achieves positive changes in weight, attitude and food choices kids make, according to program coordinators.
Depending on the severity of the injury, which can typically includes sprains, contusions and fractures, the doctors must determine the length of rest away from ballet.
For the steel industry to thrive, there must be a strong construction sector, according to panel experts at a conference Tuesday.
In the last decade, manufacturing employment in the Chicago region has fallen by more than one-third. The global market has changed the way products were made and sold, contributing to the view that regional manufacturing might never recover from its major decline of the last 10 years.
It's a familiar story. You buy a scoop of ice cream, only to find it dripping down to a puddle after just a few licks.
CHICAGO | Entering Harper High School in Englewood you must first pass through a metal detector, then by a security guard, then a Chicago police officer.
CHICAGO | If one place knows how to celebrate St. Patrick's Day it's Chicago.
CHICAGO | Republican lawmakers are pushing for greater transparency in state and local government with proposed measures that would break down how tax dollars are spent.
President Barack Obama’s speech at Hyde Park Academy on Friday was expected to focus on proposals made in his State of the Union address on strengthening the economy for the middle class.
Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, affects an estimated 5 million people. As baby boomers age, they will become the largest population at risk for the disease. With no current treatment or cure, researchers at Rush University have projected the number of adults with Alzhe…
CHICAGO | Chicago Public Schools plans to name an arts liaison in every school by March, fulfilling one of the benchmarks of the CPS Arts Education Plan.
Chicago's green thumbs are ingenious. They produce food in vacant parking lots and utility right-of-ways. Yet, their efforts go unnoticed as Chicago catches up with other major cities when it comes to urban food gardening.
When Daniel Greenwald hatched a plan to build the largest rooftop vegetable garden in the Midwest right in the middle of downtown Chicago, a lot of people thought he was crazy.
Mercedes features futuristic touches at Chicago Auto Show.
Ford's "Atlas" concept truck, featuring the news generation Eco-Boost engine.
The Chicago Auto Show opens at Saturday McCormick Place.
This 2014 Corvette Stingray features five selectable modes of fuel consumption for better gas mileage.
CHICAGO | Siri is set to move from the phone in your pocket to the dashboard of your car.
The identification of Richard III's remains reveal that DNA alone is not enough to ID a slayed monarch or anyone else. Archeologists rely heavily on context clues to make their case.
While last Tuesday's warm temperatures were a welcome respite for Chicago area residents accustomed to the season's traditional chill, they could potentially prove dangerous to the city's plant life.
Nuclear energy continues to play an important role in meeting U.S. energy needs, the source of 20 percent of the country's electricity.
OLYMPIA FIELDS | Candidates in the 2nd Congressional District last week offered initiatives to improve the district's economic situation. While most of the suggestions weren't new, each candidate promised a renewed vigor to push them forward.
Plants are in bloom and spring seems to be just around the corner.
Nuclear energy will continue to play a role in meeting U.S. energy needs. But before the industry can see a major resurgence, it will need to overcome challenges of policy related to safety and cost. Illinois is ranked first in the nation for the amount of nuclear energy generated, but a sta…
CHICAGO | Have you moved to the Windy City and are desperately trying to find someone who understands your undying love for Bay Area football? If you're a displaced San Francisco 49ers fan, you don't have to be lonely for the Super Bowl on Sunday.
CHICAGO | The average American can expect to see big gains this weekend, even if your team loses.
CHICAGO | It's going to be a lot harder for employers to cheat their low-wage employees, thanks to a new Chicago law.
CHICAGO | The confusion surrounding government legislation may soon be a relic of the past for Chicago residents.
CHICAGO | "Hacker" tends to conjure these images: a dark room, a hunched and ominous figure. Hear the eerie clack of a lone keyboard. Breathe in the stench of stale Doritos.
CHICAGO | Chicago has been reinventing its economic base as large manufacturing companies have declined. Technology industry experts and government officials say Chicago has the perfect base to make it the next technology hub of the Midwest, and maybe even the country.
CHICAGO | Moments on the playground are often vivid childhood memories: the pungent smell of fresh mulch beneath feet, the squeak of bare legs on a slide, tennis shoes gripping a metal ladder, pauses for breath after a game of tag.
CHICAGO | No shirts? No pants? No problem. Shoes are required, though. So is a valid I.D.
Race issues heat up special election to replace Jackson as some believe black vote will be split among African-American candidates
Maybe people hoped the color of a candidate's skin was a pre-Obama cultural and political concern.
Toxic pollutants released in Cook County increased more than 25 percent between 2010 and 2011 compared to a national increase of about 8 percent, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
CHICAGO | Zhenzhong Xu, a software engineer, came to the United States from China in 2001 to study computer science. Eleven years later, he and his wife are among the many immigrants who are still waiting to get their residency permits.
CHICAGO | Chicago’s 11th warmest winter on record has natural gas customers wondering why their heating bills do not reflect the relatively balmy temperatures.
Rasheda Ali, daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, is throwing her support behind a new anti-violence initiative in Chicago — getting kids involved in boxing programs.
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