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Family Seeks Answers After Daughter’s Death on Mexico Trip

Family Seeks Answers After Daughter’s Death on Mexico Trip

It started off as a family vacation to remember: walks on sandy beaches, poolside relaxation and a tropical atmosphere. But what was supposed to be a relaxing getaway quickly turned into a horrific nightmare, and now, a Wisconsin family is searching for answers after their 20-year-old daughter suddenly died at a Mexico resort earlier this year.

Baby Dies After Unexpected Illness on Parents’ Wedding Day

Baby Dies After Unexpected Illness on Parents’ Wedding Day

At less than a month old, Iowa baby Mariana Sifrit has died just 10 days after she was hospitalized with an unexpected illness that may have been caused by contact with someone who had a cold sore.  “Our princess Mariana Reese Sifrit gained her angel winds at 8:41 am this morning in her daddy’s arms and her mommy right besides her,” her mother Nicole Sifrit wrote on Facebook Tuesday.  Mariana had been fighting for her life over the last few weeks after being rushed to the hospital earlier this month.  “In her 18 days of life she made a huge impact on the world and we hope with Mariana’s Story we save numerous newborns life,” Sifrit wrote.  Mariana Sifrit was born on July 1, but less than a week later, the infant was being rushed to the hospital for what would become a life-threatening infection her parents never anticipated. Nicole and Shane Sifrit, of West Des Moines, said they noticed their daughter wasn’t eating and wasn’t waking up.

Bill to Expand Coverage for PANDAS/PANS Signed Into Law

Bill to Expand Coverage for PANDAS/PANS Signed Into Law

A normal childhood condition changed her son’s behavior, and on Tuesday, a suburban mom’s campaign paid off when Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill into law that will help families like hers all across Illinois.

Republican State Senator May Challenge Rauner in Primary

Republican State Senator May Challenge Rauner in Primary

A week after Governor Bruce Rauner’s vetoes were overridden on the budget deal, he cleaned house, as he fired several staffers. The staff shake-up, new challenges for Representative Pete Roskam, and much more are recapped by NBC 5’s Mary Ann Ahern and Carol Marin on this week’s Deep Dish.

Heinz Fools Chicagoans With New ‘Chicago Dog Sauce’

Heinz Fools Chicagoans With New ‘Chicago Dog Sauce’

WATCH LIVE The Ellen DeGeneres Show Eric Stonestreet and Noah Ritter; David Vobora; Kevin Haas; Khalid performs. As part of National Hot Dog Day, the company unveiled its new “Chicago Dog Sauce,” described as “a delicious sauce made with red ripe tomatoes and a special blend of spices and flavorings, to complement to your Chicago-Style dog” NEWSLETTERS Receive the latest local updates in your inbox (Published 55 minutes ago) Leave it to Heinz to pull the ultimate prank on Chicago hot dog eaters.

Home Once Owned by Helen Brach Now For Sale for $1.8M

Home Once Owned by Helen Brach Now For Sale for $1.8M

The Glenview home Helen Brach last lived in before her mysterious disappearance is now being sold for 1.825 million. The original part of the house, located at 830 Eastwood Lane, was built in 1940 and still remains a landmark to Chicago residents.

Fox River Expected to Crest Tuesday Amid Historic Floods

Fox River Expected to Crest Tuesday Amid Historic Floods

Flooding concerns spiked in some northern suburbs Tuesday as residents braced for the Fox River to crest near record levels.  Near Algonquin, the river was expected to reach a peak of near 13 feet on Tuesday, breaking the previous record set in 2013. As of Tuesday morning, the water sat at 12.36 feet and though it was still rising, the forecast high is expected to be lower than the initial prediction.  The previous record sits at 12.7 feet.

Jon Lester Dominant as Cubs Hold Off Braves 4-3

Jon Lester Dominant as Cubs Hold Off Braves 4-3

Wade Davis has converted each of his 18 saves with the Cubs this year. The ninth inning against the Braves was proof they haven’t all been easy.

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