Pat Maher, a breast cancer survivor, discusses her cutting-edge treatment. (CBS)

Woman’s Cancer Battle Represents Progress In Treatment

Chances are you know someone who’s been diagnosed with breast cancer. But something you might not know: Chemo and radiation aren’t the only ways to treat it anymore.


Space Shuttle Endeavour

Northwestern Professor’s Experiment To Blast Off To Space

A Northwestern University professor will be watching the final launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour a little closer than most.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2011

Dresden Nuclear Power Plant

Radiation From Japan Found In Chicago Area

Low levels of radiation from Japan have been detected in the Chicago area, in Will and DuPage counties.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2011

O'Hare International Airport

Radiation From Japan Detected At O’Hare Airport

Federal officials say flights from Japan have been screened as a precaution but no passengers have been contaminated.


A "HELP" sign is written on the ground of Ohara Primary School near a sea coast covered with the rubble in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, Monday, March 14, 2011, three days after a massive earthquake and the ensuing tsunami hit Japan's east coast. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

Expert: Japan Nuclear Exposure Unlikely In United States

A nuclear engineer at Argonne National Laboratory says even though there is a potential for more radioactive release in Japan – the United States is not at risk.