Parents accuse CDC of not reporting children's deaths from polio-like AFM

Parents of children who had a horrifying polio-like illness are accusing the Centers for Disease Control of hiding the deaths of two children who suffered from the condition. The parents say by not publicly acknowledging the two deaths, the agency is intentionally downplaying the severity of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a disease that paralyzes healthy …

FDA expands blood pressure medicine recall

The US Food and Drug Administration says another heart medicine is being voluntarily recalled after tests showed that it was tainted with a potential cancer-causing chemical. The new recall of losartan potassium hydrochlorothiazide is sold by the company Sandoz. The voluntary recall only involves the 100 milligram/25 milligram tablets, it does not involve the other …

Northwestern has a unique weekend ahead as Notre Dame pays a visit to Ryan Field

EVANSTON, IL – OCTOBER 27: The Northwestern Wildcats celebrate after a college football game between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Northwestern Wildcats on October 27, 2018, at Ryan Field in Evanston, IL. Northwestern won 31-17. (Photo by Daniel Bartel/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) × Northwestern has a unique weekend ahead as Notre Dame pays a …

3 lanes closed after rollover crash on I-80/I-94 at Torrence

LANSING, Ill. — Three eastbound lanes were closed Thursday morning on I-94/I-80 near Torrence Avenue in Lansing after a rollover crash. According to Illinois State Police, the crash happened about 3:45 a.m. Thursday when a car drove off Torrence Avenue, rolled over onto the highway’s eastbound lanes and caught fire. The driver was hospitalized in …

Blackhawks Game Notes For Wednesday @ Vancouver

× Blackhawks Game Notes For Wednesday @ Vancouver The Canucks have won four straight games over the Blackhawks (one in OT, three in regulation) for the first time in the regular season since a four-game streak between February 2007 and February 2008. Vancouver’s two longest regular-season winning streaks over Chicago all-time are six games (October 2005 …

Sprint customers having trouble making calls across the Midwest, company confirms

A Sprint cell phone company logo is seen on a store in New Carrollton, Maryland, December 31, 2014. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) × Sprint customers having trouble making calls across the Midwest, company confirms A Sprint cell phone company logo is seen on a store in New Carrollton, …

Thousands petition to change Halloween to final Saturday in October

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When Halloween falls on a weekday, parents sometimes complain of feeling rushed and stressed. There’s now a movement change Halloween to the last Saturday of October. The  Change.org petition already has more than 32,000 signatures. “51 percent Of Millennials say Halloween is their favorite holiday, why cram it into 2 rushed evening weekday hours when …