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What you need to know about chronic venous insufficiency

Interior view of the Compassionate Care Foundation marijuana grow facility, Monday July 22, 2013,  in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, where seedling plants were recently transplanted. (AP Photo/The Press of Atlantic City, Michael Ein) ORG XMIT: NJATL101

5 things you should know about marijuana in Illinois

Read some recent stories about medical marijuana in Illinois.

<p>Tyrell L. Frazier / Photo from Des Plaines Police Department</p>

Man facing felony in Des Plaines being investigated in 7 other suburbs

A Chicago man who is being investigated for theft in seven suburbs is facing an unrelated felony charge after he allegedly pickpocketed a woman Tuesday in northwest suburban Des...

<p>Youth boxing in Lake County. | Mark Ukena/for Sun-Times Media</p>

Top photos of the week: All about sports

We'll be featuring some of the best photos from the area each week. This week, check out the top pictures featuring area athletes.

<p>Sun-Times Media file photo.&nbsp;</p>

Northbrook Library receives grant to help fun intern program

Northbrook Public Library was one of the 20 libraries across the nation to receive a special grant for its summer 2014 interns, which will help the library to continue to expand...

<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.

NASA finds habitable 'Earth-like' planet

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

Pepper Construction Senior Project Manager Dan Rosenberg, Northbrook Public Library Trustee Carlos Frum, Pepper Project Executive Lance Trish, and Pepper Senior Superintendent Pat Rioux, left to right, pore over auditorium plans April 16 after a descrepency in the room's capacity turned up. | Irv Leavitt/Sun-Times Media

Library Board, builders tame high bids

Late on the afternoon of April 16, library trustees agreed on ways to bring almost $6.9 million worth of bid packages for the job down to close to the budget of $6.5 million, at...

Jack Coombe enjoys a laugh at Village Hall April 11 on the occasion of the retirement of the Northbrook Community Television "Talk Around Town with Jack & Susan" cable television show. Carrington and Coombe hosted the show for 20 years and will continue to appear on NCTV Channel 7 in "Video Newsletter." | Karie Angell Luc/for Sun-Times Media

Jack & Susan take their last bow from “Talk Around Town”

He was the first to arrive and among the last ones to leave, but that’s typical for a broadcast legend who takes his cues and call times seriously.

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