A teen’s journey to his true gender identity (Video)

by Stephanie Golden Zayne Stapleton arrives for a job interview at Kroger in West Chester, Ohio, with a boyish grin and neatly dressed in his favorite pair of skinny jeans, an orange, blue, black and gray plaid button- down shirt, and a pair of leather Vans. His spiked, coifed, dark hair makes him the perfect […]

Macarons bake up donations for cancer research

by Stephanie Golden A Lincoln Park French bakery is turning a customer’s sweet tooth into donations for cancer research this month. Sugar Fixe Macaron is donating 15 percent of the proceeds for cancer research from their sale of their purple and green macarons. You may know the treats as macaroons. “We really wanted to be […]

A laugh ignites tensions between labor union and state representative

Protesters push to get an "anti-sexual harassment " commercial aired on CBS.

by Stephanie Golden Video by Xiao Lyu An Illinois state representative is denying claims of laughing off a sexual harassment incident reported to him as protesters accuse him of inappropriate conduct. More than 30 people gathered at Daley Plaza, across from CBS Chicago’s downtown headquarters, Tuesday to protest the local network’s refusal to air an […]

Sexual abuse survivors get new support facility in Skokie

by Stephanie Golden The opening of the Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center’s Skokie facility expands on 30 years of free services for abuse survivors and their families. “I don’t think there is anything more upsetting than an innocent child being assaulted, taken advantage of and mentally manipulated to think what happened to them is their fault,” […]

Medical Experts Fail to Agree on Mammogram Guidelines

Conflicting advice from medical experts regarding mammograms cause confusion.

By Stephanie Golden Women remain confused about mammograms as leading medical organizations failed to reach a consensus this week. “Given the differences among current organizational recommendations on breast cancer screening, we recognize that there may be confusion among women about when they should begin screening for breast cancer,” said Dr. Mark DeFrancesco, president of the […]

Preventing Zika virus in Pregnant Women Top Priority for Illinois Health Department

By Stephanie Golden Protection of pregnant women against the Zika virus, which has been linked to a major birth defect, is the No. 1  priority for the Illinois Department of Public Health, a state spokeswoman said. “The Illinois Department of Public Health is supporting guidance from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and is […]