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Kaarin Tisue
Worked at Chicago Tribune
Attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Religious exemptions for school vaccinations will soon be harder to get in Illinois.
Families with religious objections to immunizing their children soon will have an additional hurdle to clear if they want to enroll students in public or private schools.
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Have a loved one who needs home health care? Check new star ratings from Medicare.
A new five-star rating system for home health agencies gives Illinois consumers a chance to see how nearly 700 agencies in the state perform at helping patients regain mobility, stay out of hospitals and meet other goals.
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Before paying for screening tests from HealthFair or Life Line, read this.
In churches, community centers and businesses around Chicago, two national companies are setting up portable equipment and inviting people to buy cardiovascular tests that they say can help prevent strokes and heart attacks.
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Stroke treatment is changing, with swift surgical intervention emerging in studies as preferable in many cases to medicine alone.
Hospitals in Illinois and across the country are changing the way they treat strokes after a battery of recent clinical trials found that swift surgical intervention improves the odds that patients will function normally again.
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Poverty's Poison: Lead has faded from the mainstream as a threat, but it is still damaging thousands of children in poor areas of Chicago.
Alarming levels of brain-damaging lead are poisoning more than a fifth of the children tested from some of the poorest parts of Chicago, even as the hazard has been largely eliminated in more prosperous neighborhoods, a Tribune investigation has found.
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Falling debt rating exposes how much swap deals have put Chicago at risk.
Chicago's dropping debt rating has officials scrambling to renegotiate hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contracts that analysts say expose Chicago to more derivatives risk than most major cities.
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Mike Divilbiss' time coaching basketball at the University of Idaho raises questions about whether the University of Illinois should have known more about his coaching history before hiring him.
As players transferred out of the University of Illinois women's basketball program this past season, then-associate head coach Mike Divilbiss may have had a feeling of deja vu.
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People fighting severe illness are especially relieved by SCOTUS' Obamacare decision.
The U.S. Supreme Court 's new Obamacare ruling means Kathleen Duffy of Chicago can keep paying $108 per month for the health insurance that covers the treatment she's receiving for cancer in her bones and liver.
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Chicago's violence inspired corporations to pledge millions to a new initiative touted by Rahm Emanuel. It's not going very well.
As Chicago's youth violence made national headlines, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and business leaders in 2013 launched what they called a game-changing initiative to quell the bloodshed.
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Interactive graphic: See how lead poisoning rates vary across Chicago and over time; check rates in your area.
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Illinois Federation of Teachers lobbyist files suit over law that rolled back his public pension windfall.
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Outgoing DCFS chief Bobbie Gregg urges action in wake of Chicago Tribune investigation on residential treatment for troubled youths.
Illinois authorities urgently need to overhaul the state’s mental health programs for impoverished youth or they will only see more of the violence and abuse exposed by a recent Tribune investigation on residential treatment centers, a panel of experts told state lawmakers Wednesday.
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I make writing better in hopes of making the world better.
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    Watchdog editor
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Investigative reporting, consumer watchdog stories, public service journalism
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Watchdog editor at Chicago Tribune. Ballroom dancer by night. Vivir con miedo es como vivir a medias.
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Projects I helped edit were Pulitzer Prize finalists in investigative reporting for three straight years.
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    1990
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