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Yearly Archives: 2017

Daily Dose of Diet Soda Tied to Deadly Stroke

Daily Dose of Diet Soda Tied to Deadly Stroke

If you’re partial to a can of Pepsi Max at lunch, or enjoy a splash of Coke Zero with your favorite rum — you might want to put that drink… Read more »

FDA Further Restricts Pain Medication Use in Kids

FDA Further Restricts Pain Medication Use in Kids

U.S. regulators are strengthening warnings about the dangers of two types of powerful opioid painkillers, codeine and tramadol, due to risks of slowed breathing and death. The Food and Drug… Read more »

How Much Coffee is Safe to Drink

How Much Coffee is Safe to Drink

Coffee lovers can drink — and drink– to this: Downing four cups of Joe a day isn’t bad for your health, a new study has found. The roughly 400 mg… Read more »

Local Woman Joins More than 150 Illinois Residents in Capitol

Local Woman Joins More than 150 Illinois Residents in Capitol

More than 150 Illinois citizens rallied together to make their voices heard in Springfield on Wednesday. One of hundreds of advocates was Deanne Alexander of Oak Park. Alexander recently lost… Read more »

Advocate Honors ‘Healthcare Workforce Collaborative’ Graduates

Advocate Honors ‘Healthcare Workforce Collaborative’ Graduates

By: Ashmar Mandou JPMorgan Chase and Advocate Health Care leadership, elected officials and community leaders joined at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center to celebrate more than 90 Healthcare Workforce Collaborative… Read more »

Election Board Enters Settlement Agreement with Justice Department on Accessible Polling Places

Election Board Enters Settlement Agreement with Justice Department on Accessible Polling Places

The Chicago Election Board has entered a settlement agreement after ten months of a joint effort with the U.S. Justice Department and Chicago-based Equip for Equality to evaluate the physical… Read more »

ComEd Volunteers Make Local Church More Energy Efficient with Upgrades and Offer CARE Bill Assistance on Earth Day

ComEd Volunteers Make Local Church More Energy Efficient with Upgrades and Offer CARE Bill Assistance on Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day and during National Volunteer Week, a team of ComEd volunteers came together to install a variety of energy efficiency measures at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church… Read more »

Chicagoans Reduce Disposable Bag Use by Over Forty Percent

Chicagoans Reduce Disposable Bag Use by Over Forty Percent

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that Chicagoans significantly reduced the average number of disposable bags used per shopping trip in the first month of the Checkout Bag Tax, demonstrating measurable success… Read more »

Peoples Gas ‘Energy Efficiency Squad’ brings Earth Week surprises to customer homes

Peoples Gas ‘Energy Efficiency Squad’ brings Earth Week surprises to customer homes

Peoples Gas Energy Efficiency Squad celebrated Earth Day today by surprising four customers at their homes on Chicago’s South and Southeast sides with baskets of free energy-efficiency and sustainable goodies…. Read more »

Climate change hits home in new Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum exhibit

Climate change hits home in new Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum exhibit

In the face of record-breaking temperatures and the need for increased conversation around climate change, the Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is excited to open the self-produced exhibit… Read more »