Measels Mumps Rubella vaccine
(Sci Tech Daily)
December 14, 2015

Mumps Cases Increase Back Up In C-U This Month

The mumps outbreak in Champaign-Urbana had decreased from over 100 last summer to just eight cases in November.  But in December, the total has climbed back to 24.  A expert with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District can't point to one reason for that increase.  


Courtesy of Masterpiece
December 14, 2015

Downton Abbey Historical Adviser Alastair Bruce On Filming, Manners Special

The cast and crew of Downton Abbey, Masterpiece’s smash hit about the Crawley family and their servants call Historical Advisor Alistair Bruce “The Oracle” because he knows everything about the customs and protocols of the time period. Bruce is in town to share some of that knowledge and secrets about filming the show at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts tonight.


Champaign Police Officer Matt Rush
Champaign Police Department
December 11, 2015

Second Proposed Excessive Force Settlement Involving Champaign Officer

The City of Champaign has announced a second proposed settlement to a lawsuit over excessive force involving Police Officer Matt Rush.  On Tuesday, the city council will vote on the proposed $225,000 agreement, stemming from Benjamin Mann's complaint.  The council approved a $25,000 lawsuit settlement in a seperate incident last week.


A black tee shirt reading Ride for Ray.
Brian Moline/Illinois Public Media
December 11, 2015

Ray Spooner’s “Little Ride” Continues To Grow; Benefit On Sunday

In October, we told you the story of Ray Spooner, the Urbana man with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, who was embarking on a bike ride across the country to raise money and awareness for ALS research.  Ray is back home after finishing his ride, though it was anything but smooth.  As Illinois Public Media’s Brian Moline learned this week, Ray’s “little ride” has turned into something much bigger.


Opponents of the pension rescue plan demonstrate outside a meeting of pension fund officials.
Teamsters For A Democratic Union
December 11, 2015

Teamster Retirees Face Big Pension Cuts

Herb Trix reports on the proposed "pension rescue plan" that would cut benefits up to 60% for many retired members of the Teamsters Union in the midwest. Without the cuts, officials with the Central States Pension Fund says the fund will run out of money in ten years.


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