This photo shows the new cardiac device ― a thin, elastic membrane ― fitted over a rabbit's heart. The membrane is imprinted with a network of electrodes that can monitor cardiac function and deliver an electrical impulse to correct an erratic h
(Credit University of Illinois and Washington University)
February 25, 2014

U of I, Wash U Scientists Use 3-D Printer To Create Pacemaker

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis have developed a new device that may one day help prevent heart attacks.


Cook County Clerk David Orr, left, performs a marriage ceremony for Theresa Volpe, second from left, and Mercedes Santos on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Chicago.
(M. Spencer Green/AP)
February 25, 2014

Champaign County Waiting To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Early

Last week, a federal judge issued a ruling to allow same-sex couples in Cook County to marry ahead of June 1, when same-sex marriage will be legal in all of Illinois. That has raised questions about how the ruling affects other counties wanting to issue the marriage licenses early.


February 25, 2014

Senator Seeks To Alter Pre-Paid Tuition Program

State Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) wants to make changes to the state's pre-paid college tuition program, saying it's dangerously close to "financial disaster."


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