Wilmette teen documentary spurs food allergy awareness, more training

By Traci Badalucco Restaurant workers need to know if a salad dressing has peanut oil or whether the pasta is made from eggs. With food allergies on the rise in the U.S., experts and consumers want food handlers in restaurants to improve their knowledge and awareness about ingredients. Allergy prevalence in the U.S. increased 50 […]

Scrupulosity: Where OCD and faith collide

By Traci Badalucco “My name is Emily and I have scrupulosity.” It sounds like a session of an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. Instead, it was Emily’s first public declaration at a recent scrupulosity forum in Chicago.

Hyde Park Art Center launches new wing and a time capsule

By Traci Badalucco “What’s going to happen when we’re gone and they break open this box? What’s going to be peoples’ reactions,” said Juan Giraldo, a photography student at Columbia College Chicago. Giraldo and more than 300 art enthusiasts turned out recently  week to see the unveiling of a multi-million dollar expansion project, including the time capsule […]

3 Million Iowa Hens Face Extermination in Avian Flu Outbreak

By Traci Badalucco and Christina Bucciere Millions of avian flu-infected hens are expected to be euthanized on a major egg-producing farm in northwest Iowa with the help of the state. Nearly 3 million hens will be euthanized with carbon dioxide on Sunrise Farms’ facility, said Dustin VandeHoef, communications director at the Iowa Department of Agriculture.