Experts cite Ebola’s indirect cost, urge public-private partnerships

By Jin Wu Chicago health care and economic experts said the indirect cost of Ebola is enormous and partnerships between public and private sectors could be a solution for “the market failures” in Ebola prevention and treatment. Dozens of people attended a public conversation called “The Cost of Health Crisis” Wednesday night at Chicago’s Harold […]

VIDEO: Booties “pawtect” pets from cold and ice-melting salt

By Tanni Deb Walking your dog during winter can be painful for your pet because the snow and salt on the streets can torment its paws. Dr. Linnea Olson, a veterinarian at the Burnham Park Animal Hospital, says boots are a great way to protect not just animals’ feet, but they also have added benefits for their health.

Report offers lifeline out of deficit hole

By Meredith Wilson The recent study by the Fiscal Futures Project of the University of Illinois dangled the state over a 2016 operating budget deficit of $9 billion, a black hole $3 billion deeper than previously anticipated. But, buried in the same report are solutions to yank it back from the brink.