Gender selection, the process of electively choosing the sex of a baby before implantation, remains a controversial topic but a steadily growing practice in the U.S. It's not cheap - an estimated $15,000 for a procedure typically not covered by insurance. Most clinics will only perform the procedure to avoid gender-related genetic diseases or for family
balance purposes. Family balance means the family already has two or three children
of the same sex and wants to guarantee the next one is the opposite.
Hope Manor is a West Side housing facility for homeless and at-risk veterans. While many residents credit the program for turning their lives around, some residents and outsiders are worried about Hope Manor II, a new project that has just broken ground in Englewood, said by some to be an epicenter of the self-destructive behavior these veterans are trying to escape.
Study: How close African Americans live to fast food restaurants is associated with their body mass index levels.
Like any company, Beam Inc. has certain political interests. The Deerfield-based parent of global bourbon brands like Jim Beam and Makers Mark would like to see the alcohol taxes reduced and trade barriers lowered. That’s where Beam’s political action committee comes in. By making donations to certain candidates – ones who care about the success of the bourbon industry – the PAC aims to achieve political goals that will benefit Beam Inc.