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Children In Englewood Not Getting Tested for Lead Poisoning

Children In Englewood Not Getting Tested for Lead Poisoning

Patricia Robinson thought her 2-year-old son’s obsession with driving his toy cars in the window sill of their Englewood home was harmless. Until a blood draw at a routine check-up found that he had elevated levels of lead in his blood. Her son’s pediatrician told her that the dust and chipped paint in the window […]

Legislator Wants to Ban Tan for Minors

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Legislator Wants to Ban Tan for Minors

Anyone under the age of 18 would be banned from using tanning beds in Illinois under legislation being considered by the state legislature. Current law – one of the strictest in the nation – prohibits everyone under the age of 14 to tan and requires that 15, 16 and 17-year-olds be accompanied by a parent. […]

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Medicaid Reform Would Make Primary Care a Priority

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Medicaid Reform Would Make Primary Care a Priority

When Shantel Shelby noticed that her once bubbly 2–year-old daughter was acting lethargic and preferred napping over playing with her Legos, she took her daughter to the emergency room. After four months of seeing different doctors and making a series of emergency room visits, her daughter was diagnosed with a hormonal imbalance that required medication […]

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The Chicago Plan Commission approved a proposal last week to expand the property boundaries for a $114-million redevelopment of the Harper Court shopping center in Hyde Park. The development plan calls for tearing down existing buildings, including three of the four structures in the 40-year-old shopping complex at 5211 S. Harper Ave. and East 53rd […]

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Alderman Bet on Gaming to Bring Revenue to Chicago

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A key Chicago alderman said last week that he hopes state lawmakers will consider a proposal to build a casino on the site of the now-closed Michael Reese Hospital. Ald. Richard Mell (33rd) said he walked the entire parking lot outside of a Northwest Indiana casino this summer counting license plates – and spotted 87 […]

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Mayor Daley Speaks on Decision to Leave Office, Plans for Remainder of Term

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Mayor Daley Speaks on Decision to Leave Office, Plans for Remainder of Term

By Ann McArthur A day after shaking up Chicago politics with the announcement that he would not seek a seventh term, Mayor Richard M. Daley spent his first City Council gathering looking forward to the last seven months of his term rather than looking back on his decision to leave the position that’s been synonymous […]

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