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December 15, 2016 View email in browser

Pharmacies miss more than half of dangerous drug combinations, Tribune investigation finds

Pharmacists should tell patients about drug interactions that could cause severe harm or death. But testing of 255 pharmacies found that many failed to say a word about the risks. CVS, Walgreens, Wal-Mart are now promising reforms.

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Illinois ranks 26th in nation for health, foundation says

Illinois has more primary care doctors and fewer smokers than most states, but also more air pollution, chlamydia and excessive drinking, a new report says.

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As subzero cold hits, wind chill advisory

A winter chill advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service as temperatures dropped as low as minus-12 in the Chicago area overnight.

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Loop workers mistake ‘shooter’ drill for real thing, send messages to loved ones

The announcement over the PA said “active shooter.” It was supposed to be a drill at the Monroe Building in the Loop, but no one reached by the Tribune remembers hearing the word drill.

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Yahoo suffers world’s biggest hack affecting 1 billion

Breaking the company’s own humiliating record for the biggest security breach in history, Yahoo says it believes hackers stole data from more than one billion user accounts in 2013.

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Mayor Emanuel’s wish for 2017: Less violence

After the final City Council meeting of the year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was asked to reflect on what has been a difficult 2016.

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Indiana community lifts 60-year-old ban on pinball

Surrounded by city officials at a local record shop on Tuesday, Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight signed an ordinance lifting the city’s ban on pinball.

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Treasure hunter found 3 tons of sunken gold and can’t leave jail in Ohio until he says where it is

Tommy G. Thompson was once one of the greatest treasure hunters of his time. Years later, accused of cheating his investors, he lives in an Ohio jail cell — held there until he gives up the location of the gold.

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