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  • Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians’ new advice Jul 28, 2014 7:41 AM
    A drugmaker is clashing with pediatricians over new recommendations to limit use of a costly medicine for preventing serious lung problems in preemies and other high-risk children. The dispute involves new American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines that say medical evidence shows the drug has limited benefits. The influential group says the drug is best suited for only very young preemies.

  • Five generations gather to share mutual admiration Jul 28, 2014 6:00 AM
    Revamped Chevrolet Camaros are hitting the streets, packing monster horsepower and insane track prowess. A growing following that adores the car’s heritage was evident at the third annual All Camaro Car Show, hosted by the Illinois Camaro Club at the Volo Auto Museum.

  • Alba reveals her ‘Sin City’ dark side at Comic-Con Jul 28, 2014 6:44 AM
    Jessica Alba told the crowd at Comic-Con that she got in touch with the dark side for her return to “Sin City.” The “Fantastic Four” and “Dark Angel” star is reprising her role as exotic dancer and revenge seeker Nancy Callahan in “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” a prequel to the 2005 graphic novel adaptation “Sin City.”

  • Foundation’s golf outing to benefit Cosley Zoo Jul 28, 2014 12:51 PM
    Bobcats and bogeys may not seem to have anything in common, but they come together once a year in Wheaton to celebrate and support the Cosley Foundation’s Mike Williams Cosley Classic Golf Outing.

  • Children’s Advocacy Center turning 25 Jul 28, 2014 12:52 PM
    Supporters of the Children’s Advocacy Center of North and Northwest Cook County are invited to join agency representatives and dignitaries to celebrate the agency’s 25 years of service to children and families affected by sexual abuse, severe physical abuse or domestic violence. The celebration will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at CAC’s headquarters, 640 Illinois Blvd. in Hoffman Estates.

  • Catching rising theater talent at Oakton Community College Jul 28, 2014 1:06 PM
    Catch rising theater talent at Play On, a Chicago-based playwriting festival, from Tuesday, July 29 to Thursday, 31, at Oakton Community College’s Studio One, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. Now in its sixth year, Play On features six original one-act plays written and directed by community college students, starting nightly at 8 p.m.

  • Food and wine benefit to raise funds for lung cancer research Jul 28, 2014 12:56 PM
    The Janice McArdle Cancer Research Foundation holds its inaugural Food and Wine Beneift on Aug. 9 at White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville.

  • Can she re-establish trust in this relationship? Jul 28, 2014 1:01 AM
    Q. I’m 26, he’s 27. Dated for about a year, fell hard and fast, moved in together after about six months and were beginning to talk about getting engaged. But I messed up and hurt him. He ended the relationship and moved out. Over the last two months, I’ve tried to repair the relationship, including going to weekly counseling.He says he still loves me but isn’t sure the relationship can be repaired. I’m not sure how to show him I’m sincere. Or maybe I’m deluding myself.

  • Kidney recipient finds endless headaches in obtaining needed pills Jul 28, 2014 5:30 AM
    Born with two damaged kidneys in 1950, Irene Schneider was fortunate to have siblings and friends who, over the years, have provided her with three kidneys as hers slowly gave out.Medications keep her going. She needs six: three of them immune suppressants, and two of those expensive — $175 each per month.But, extracting them from her pharmacy has become increasingly difficult.

  • Visually impaired athlete prepares for Ironman triathlon in Hawaii Jul 28, 2014 5:30 AM
    It is grueling enough to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles, but imagine doing all of that when you can only see a blur of light ahead of you.

  • Your health: Bad breath heats up in the summer Jul 28, 2014 6:00 AM
    Nothing dims the fun season of summer more quickly than that great social buzz kill, bad breath National Fresh Breath Day is Aug. 6 and a good time to look at the breath busters of summer.

  • Wine Down Wednesdays continue in East Dundee Jul 28, 2014 8:27 AM
    The Village of East Dundee will be hosting its second of its Wine Down Wednesdays on Wednesday, June 30, with a French twist. As part of its offerings, the Anvil Club is sponsoring six French wines to taste.

  • 8 new dancers join Miami City Ballet Jul 28, 2014 6:49 AM
    Eight dancers are joining the Miami City Ballet, including Raechel Sparreo of Buffalo Grove. Artistic director Lourdes Lopez says she wants Miami City Ballet dancers to be able to dance to anything, and she believes the new dancers’ experience and fresh perspective will enrich the company.

  • Pop star Azalea talking fashion on MTV Jul 28, 2014 5:45 AM
    Pop star Iggy Azalea is taking on a new role as a commentator for the MTV Video Music Awards. MTV said Thursday that the singer featured in the summer hits “Fancy” and “Problem” will provide a running commentary on fashion during the annual awards show on Aug. 24 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

  • Kenneth Young Center’s 27th annual golf outing Aug. 7 Jul 28, 2014 2:45 PM
    Kenneth Young Center’s 27th Annual Golf Outing will take place on Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Bloomingdale Golf Club, 181 Glen Ellyn Road, in Bloomingdale. Golfers of all skill levels are encouraged to participate in the fundraiser. Attendees of the golf outing can enjoy a morning of golf, games, lunch, raffles and a silent auction. Funds raised for the event will benefit vital mental health and senior services. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available.

  • Little Free Library debuts at Arlington Hts. community center Jul 28, 2014 2:18 PM
    For Tyler Frank, 14, and Matt Barba, 13, what started out as an assignment for their Genius Hour class at Thomas Middle School in Arlington Heights recently became a reality. They have created and built the very first Little Free Library in Arlington Heights.

  • Program discusses PTSD and the Holocaust Jul 28, 2014 2:21 PM
    “Surviving the Holocaust and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” will be the topic of a 4½-hour program Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.

  • The Situation agrees to anger management classes Jul 28, 2014 2:29 PM
    The Situation will be getting lessons in anger management. Former “Jersey Shore” star Michael Sorrentino, better known as The Situation, has agreed to take the classes as part of a deal to resolve simple assault charges he faced following a July 15 fight with his brother at their family’s tanning salon in Middletown Township.

  • Rosemont students, Chicago artist partner to create mural of Mexican culture Jul 28, 2014 2:49 PM
    A group of young Rosemont artists and a Chicago muralist are bringing some color, and pride, to the sides of formerly drab brick industrial buildings near the Rosemont Recreation Center. The 15-by-300-foot mural is a reflection of Mexican culture.

  • Tips for preventing bacterial sinusitis Jul 28, 2014 10:10 AM
    Q: I’ve had four bouts of “bacterial sinusitis” over the past several months. How can I kick this infection for good?

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