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chicago's top cop on waiting list for kidney transplant


police superintendent eddie johnson, under intense pressure as chicago faces national criticism over its seemingly runaway violence, disclosed friday he is on a waiting list for a kidney transplant after nearly fainting at a morning news conference.johnson, 56, appeared refreshed at an evening...






chicago police chief says he's had kidney transplant offers


chicago police superintendent eddie johnson says some of his own officers and citizens alike have offered to donate a kidney to him since he disclosed that he's on a kidney transplant waiting list.






chicago police chief says he’s had kidney transplant offers


chicago (ap) — chicago police superintendent eddie johnson says some of his own officers and citizens alike have offered to donate a kidney to him since he disclosed that he’s on a kidney transplant waiting list. after nearly fainting at a friday news conference, johnson announced that he’s had a kidney condition for decades and […]






officers, strangers offer to donate kidney to chicago's top cop, who needs trans


police superintendent eddie johnson’s godmother always told him, “god works in mysterious ways.” the number of people who’ve volunteered to donate a kidney to johnson in the 24 hours after announcing his need for a transplant has him thinking his godmother was right. johnson, 56, disclosed friday...






officers, strangers offer to give cpd top cop a kidney in his time of need


police superintendent eddie johnson’s godmother always told him, “god works in mysterious ways.” the number of people who’ve volunteered to donate a kidney to johnson in the 24 hours after announcing his need for a transplant has him thinking his godmother was right. johnson, 56, disclosed friday...






study: immigrants here illegally must suffer to receive care for kidney disease


in colorado, undocumented immigrants receive kidney dialysis only as an emergency action to save their lives, which can cost far more than regular treatment.






parents charged with endangering son who had heart transplant, later died


the parents of an 11-year-old boy who underwent a heart transplant have been charged in his death after authorities said they failed to give him critical anti-rejection medications. david and jennifer stroud, of park city, pleaded not guilty in lake county court thursday to charges of endangering...






parents charged with endangering son who had heart transplant, later died


the parents of an 11-year-old boy who underwent a heart transplant have been charged in his death after authorities said they failed to give him critical anti-rejection medications.david stroud, 41, and jennifer stroud, 36, of park city, pleaded not guilty in lake county court thursday to charges...






parents charged with endangering son who had heart transplant, later died


the parents of an 11-year-old boy who underwent a heart transplant have been charged in his death after authorities said they failed to give him critical anti-rejection medications.david and jennifer stroud, of park city, pleaded not guilty in lake county court thursday to charges of endangering...






parents charged with endangering son who had heart transplant, later died


the parents of an 11-year-old boy who underwent a heart transplant have been charged in his death after authorities said they failed to give him critical anti-rejection medications. david stroud, 41, and jennifer stroud, 36, of park city, pleaded not guilty in lake county court thursday to charges...






brian urlacher sues florida hair transplant surgeon


retired bears linebacker brian urlacher is seeking at least $200,000 in damages from a florida hair restoration company he alleges has used his name and image without his permission. but the transplant surgeon's attorney refuted the claims made in the lawsuit, which was filed monday in cook county...






wait list for colorado adults with severe disabilities stretches months, even ye


nearly 2,700 adults with disabilities are waiting for services to help them eat, bathe and get out of bed, sitting for months or even years on a wait list that would cost $190 million per year to eliminate by 2021.






canadian engineering and architecture firm exp to move hq to chicago


canadian engineering and architecture firm exp is joining the list of companies relocating their headquarters to chicago.exp's move from the toronto suburbs is expected to create 150 new jobs in chicago, according to an announcement from mayor rahm emanuel's office. the company plans to fill those...






chicago top cop's health scare latest problem for police force


superintendent eddie johnson reveals he's in need of a kidney transplant.       






brian urlacher sues florida hair transplant surgeon


retired bears linebacker brian urlacher has sued a florida hair restoration company he alleges has used his name and image without his permission. he seeks at least $200,000 in damages.the story was first reported by the chicago sun-times.urlacher surprised fans in january 2016 when the formerly...






ex-bear brian urlacher sues florida hair transplant surgeon


retired bears linebacker brian urlacher has sued a florida hair restoration company he alleges has used his name and image without his permission. he seeks at least $200,000 in damages. the story was first reported by the chicago sun-times. urlacher surprised fans in january 2016 when the formerly...






plenty of movement in cubs' baseball america top 30 prospect list


there are plenty of newcomers in the chicago cubs' top 30 prospect list in baseball america's recently published 2017 prospect handbook. seven of the 30 players from last season's list have dropped out, in addition to four players (led by top prospect gleyber torres) who were dealt to other teams,...






travel restrictions affecting mexican citizens as well as muslims at o'hare


although travel restrictions ordered by president donald trump targeted seven muslim majority countries, at least three families waiting sunday at o'hare international airport were waiting for relatives to be released from questioning who are mexican citizens. some had been waiting for more than...






canadian engineering and architecture firm exp to move hq to chicago


canadian engineering and architecture firm exp is joining the list of companies relocating their headquarters to chicago, according to an announcement from mayor rahm emanuel's office. exp's move from the toronto suburbs is expected to create 150 new jobs in chicago, according to the mayor's office....






31 chicago restaurants, chefs and restaurateurs make james beard semifinalist li


the james beard foundation announced the semifinalists for the 2017 james beard awards on wednesday morning, and chicago is well-represented. the awards are among the food world's big honors; many compare them to the oscars for chefs and restaurants.  below, see which chicago chefs and restaurants...






help, i’ve been waiting for a refund since last summer


wendy bell has been waiting for a refund on an unused airline ticket since last summer. what’s the hold up? and who can help her get the missing money?






things to do in chicago this weekend: chicago auto show, uchicago folk festival,


chicago tribune critics and editors help you pick the best things to do in chicago this weekend.






officials: man dies in waiting room of new york hospital er


the new york state health department is investigating the death of a patient in the waiting room of a hospital emergency room.






trump cites chicago violence for 2nd day in row: ‘what is going on?"


president donald trump called out chicago violence wednesday morning for the second day in a row and the fifth time in his three weeks in office, asking, “what is going on in chicago?”“in chicago, more than 4,000 people were s last year alone,” he said in a speech to a law enforcement group...






world series trophy gets rock star treatment in elgin


by 10:30 a.m., the door counter on the gail borden public library entrance gate noted that 1,222 people had passed through, waiting in line to see the 2016 chicago cubs world series trophy. the line came in through the cafe doors, wound through the first-floor conference room and back out again,...






trump reportedly claimed 2 were s dead in chicago during obama’s speech — but it


chicago — an abc news transcript of its interview with president donald trump on wednesday quoted him as saying that two people were fatally s in chicago while his predecessor, barack obama, was giving his farewell speech at chicago’s mccormick place — a claim shown to be false by police de...






russian opposition activist in hospital after sudden illness, sparking poisoning


vladimir kara-murza, a journalist and a close ociate of murdered opposition leader boris nemtsov, nearly died when he suffered sudden kidney failure in may 2015






the best vegetarian restaurants in denver: a pescatarian transplant begins her h


as a young (mostly) vegetarian who recently moved to denver, i feel like a lost baby bunny confused in a field of tasty gr es. i know i'm not alone.






minnesota man shot by amtrak police officer in chicago dies


chicago (ap) — a minneapolis man who was shot by amtrak police near chicago’s union station has died. chicago police spokesman anthony guglielmi says 25-year-old chad robertson died wednesday, one week after being shot. robertson was taking a bus from memphis, tennessee, to minneapolis and was on a stopover in chicago when the shooting occurred. […]






this grammys season, world spotlights protecting the affordable care act


last april, doctors told david ponder, a 57-year-old gospel ian living near san diego, that his heart was going to fail. he had already had quadruple byp surgery; without a full transplant he and his would likely die within months. three months later, with the help of the national...






chicago's bag tax takes effect today. here's what you need to know.


starting wednesday, chicago will be nudging shoppers to byob — bring your own bag, that is. a checkout tax of 7 cents per bag will be added at all chicago retailers, the city's latest attempt to cut down on the use of disposable bags, typically provided for free at checkout, which often end up...






2 young girls shot in chicago: this has got to stop


two scenes in chicago: •children playing basketball in a schoolyard suddenly scatter. because it begins to rain or was time to go home? yes, in most neighborhoods that's why children run with purpose. in parts of chicago, children run from gunfire. they know the sound. they know they should duck....






shinola opening second chicago store, in gold coast


shinola is opening a second chicago store in the gold coast neighborhood this summer.the company, known for detroit-made watches and bicycles, is headed to rush street in july, according to shinola's website.crain's chicago business first reported the news wednesday.shinola opened its first chicago...






chicago sees least amount of midwinter snow since 1900


we're more than three-quarters through the heart of winter — mid-december through mid-february — and chicago has had an extremely rare midseason snow drought. the official chicago observing site at o'hare international airport has recorded just 0.6 inches of snow since dec. 19, making this the...






officials: man dies in waiting room of new york hospital er


ithaca, n.y. (ap) — the new york state health department is investigating the death of a patient in the waiting room of a hospital emergency room. cayuga medical center president john rudd tells the ithaca journal (http://ithacajr.nl/2kjmd5l ) that the 52-year-old man’s death followed “a series of breakdowns” in procedure and the hospital is fully […]