Cystic Fibrosis

Rachel Sweet

A Year After Lung Transplant, Mokena Teen To Graduate High School

“Tuesday she’s going to walk down the aisle, and I’m probably going to cry like a baby. I won’t be able to control my emotions,” said Sue Sweet, whose daughter, Rachel Sweet, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age 4.


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Teen Realizes Wish Of Becoming Published Author

Ravina Thakkar says her cystic fibrosis gives her a lot of time to think of stories, as she waits through treatments to clear her lungs three times a day.


A swimmer for American Greyhound grabs a towel after taking a dip in Lake Michigan on New Year's Day in a Polar Plunge to raise awareness of efforts to find homes for retired greyhound racing dogs. (Credit: Steve Miller, WBBM)

Dozens Take Polar Plunge For Charity

Several dozen people celebrated New Year’s Day on Sunday by taking a dip in Lake Michigan to help raise money for charity.