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More Black medical professionals are needed to join the ranks of patient advocates, who help manage a patient's care, offer resources and advocate on behalf of patients.

Why we need more Black patient advocates

Patient advocates, particularly Black patient advocates, can work to close the disparity of medical outcomes between white and Black patients.

A new SmartRoad gantry was installed by tollway crews Feb. 21 on southbound I-294 near Franklin Avenue.

The Central Tri-State Tollway is getting smarter with addition of digital messaging

Beaten down by continual construction on the Central Tri-State Tollway? There is digital light at the end of the tunnel coming this year as the tollway begins to install...

You won’t miss the ingredients that aren’t in these Maple Oatmeal Muffins.

These plush maple oatmeal muffins check all the right boxes

As I wrote the introduction to my recipe for Maple Oatmeal Muffins, I completely forgot to mention that they are vegan. (Yes, I added it!) Whether that says more about how comfortable I’m becoming with vegan baking or how indistinguishable they are from muffins made with dairy and eggs, I’m not sure.

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese with Pepper Jelly and Ham Sandwich.

The best grilled cheese is made in your air fryer

Grilled cheese is one of the first things many of us learned to cook. It’s the kind of meal you can throw together out of desperation or plan with precision and care. Now try it in the air fryer and it will blow your mind.

The Fox River dam just north of Main Street in downtown St. Charles.

Heun: The pros and cons of dam removal in St. Charles

Like other towns with dams earmarked for removal, St. Charles knows it has to decide soon what to do about its dam. Should it stay or should it go?

Retirement spending is a U-shaped curve. Here’s how to maximize it

Financial planners talk about three phases in retirement: the go-go years, the slow-go years and the no-go years. Expenses tend to be highest at the beginning and end of ...

Former TV talk show host Wendy Williams has been diagnosed with a rare form of dementia called frontotemporal dementia, or FTD, according to a statement released Thursday, Feb. 22, on behalf of her caretakers.

Wendy Williams has frontotemporal dementia. What is FTD?

Wendy Williams has been diagnosed with a form of dementia, according to a statement released Thursday on behalf of her caretakers. Here’s a look at the condition, which also affects actor Bruce Willis.