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Hardest-Working Voices

Hardest-Working Voices

A Sun-Times series spotlighting the people and professions that keep Chicago thriving.

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Derek Daniels: Adaptive sports program director brings out the best in others

"What’s important to me is getting more people involved in the sport and widening the opportunity for people who want to play sled hockey or adaptive sports," he said.

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Patrick Byrne: He lost a leg — but not his love for working with heavy machinery

Despite his accident, the operating engineer’s co-workers "don’t look at me as a person that has a physical disability. They look at me as one of their brothers."

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Dr. Sindhu Rajan: With 90 million at risk, preventing diabetes essential to improving global health

Her digital diabetes program is helping fight the spread of the epidemic, particularly in the Asian-Indian community.

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Dr. Andrei Pop: Saving lives ‘highly satisfying,’ but preventing problems more beneficial

The interventional cardiologist says he’s increasingly more focused on prevention programs than on performing dramatic procedures.