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<p>Woman gets a mumps, measles, and rubella immunization. &nbsp;| &nbsp;AP Photo/Telegraph Herlad, Jeremy Portje</p>

Mumps cases on the rise in Illinois

There have been 65 cases of mumps reported across the state so far this year.

Echinacea, left, fish oil, center, and glucosamine pills are shown in San Francisco, Thursday, July 30, 2009. Americans spend more than a 10th of their out-of-pocket health care dollars on alternative medicine, according to the first national estimate of such spending in more than a decade. Altogether, consumers spent an estimated $34 billion on those and other alternative remedies in 2007, the report found. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Illinois House OKs bill to speed up medical prescriptions review

A big majority of Illinois House representatives passed a law to decrease the time patients must wait while health insurance companies review their prescriptions.

Michelle Mussman, left, (D-Schaumburg) talks with Barbara Currie, center, (D-Chicago) and Laura Fine (D-Glenview) on the floor of the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield, Thursday, May 16, 2013. | Rob Hart~Sun-Times Media

Senate set to review Fine’s bill on cyber bullying

The Illinois House of Representatives has passed legislation to help protect children from cyber bullying.

<p>In this March 25, 2014 photo, a worker dumps soil into a bag in Whiting, Ind. Crews for oil giant BP worked &nbsp;to clean up an undetermined amount of crude oil that spilled into Lake Michigan and affected about a half-mile section of shoreline near Chicago following a malfunction at BP's northwestern Indiana refinery, officials said. &nbsp;| &nbsp;AP Photo/The Times, Jim Karczewski</p>

Great Lakes threats demand regional approach, leaders say

State and local environmental leaders this week said they must push a regional approach as the best way to tackle issues threatening the Great Lakes. U.S. Congressman Brad...

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What you need to know about chronic venous insufficiency

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a common cause for varicose veins that affects more than 40 million Americans. It occurs when the vein walls ...

NASA finds habitable 'Earth-like' planet

NASA has found a habitable Earth-like planet that they are calling Kepler-186f.

Original: Geoff Scheerer/Photo editor Glenview--5/26/05--Rail crossing tickets. Officer Terry Urbanowski (rt) writes a $250 ticket for the man in the center of the photo (ID refused), after he crossed the tracks ignoring the warning bells and the officers request to stop. An express train passed at a rapid speed about 10 seconds after he crossed. Published: Geoff Scheerer/Photo Editor Police Sgt. Terry Urbanowski writes a $250 ticket after observing a  pedestrian ignore warning bells and her admonitions to stop at the downtown Glenview Metra station crossing. An express train passed about 10 seconds after he crossed.

Glenview police allegedly lie in court, felony drug arrest tossed out

Two Glenview police officers are on paid administrative lead following a Cook County judge’s angry flare-up upon learning they allegedly lied in court about a felony drug arrest.

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Tips for squeezing more physical activity into your day

The American Heart Association recommends that adults get 30 minutes of daily exercise, but many people do not reach this daily goal because of the...

Glenview Tuesday 4-15-14 Glenview resident Ginny DeStefano stays warm on moving day from her home after a spring snow storm Tuesday morning 4-15-14.| Kevin Tanaka/For Sun-Times Media

Ex-hubby loots wife’s inheritance, in moves E-Z Movers

Ginny DeStafano’s guardian angel was an 8-ton, pink moving truck, pulling up to her Glenview home after a light snow. Three fit young men hopped out Tuesday, wearing E-Z Movers...

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Exploring concerns about Common Core curriculum

The Common Core curriculum is a controversial issue in American education, coming under heavy criticism from educators and administrators. While Co...

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