October 12, 2014

2nd Ebola Case In Texas

Texas health officials say a health care worker who provided hospital care for an Ebola patient who later died has tested positive for the virus and is in stable condition.


Illini Eaton Spence pulls on Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon during Saturday's loss.
(AP Photo/Andy Manis)
October 11, 2014

Wisconsin Badgers Hold Off Illini, 38-28

Melvin Gordon rushed for 175 yards and four touchdowns, Corey Clement added 164 yards and a 72-yard score and Wisconsin held off Illinois for a 38-28 victory Saturday.  Illinois falls to 0-3 in Big Ten play.


October 11, 2014

Liberia: 41 UN staffers Under Ebola Observation

Liberia's United Nations peacekeeping mission says 41 staff members, including 20 military personnel, are under ``close medical observation'' after an international member of its medical team contracted Ebola.  


October 10, 2014

2nd Annual Oktoberfest In Champaign Saturday

If you’re around downtown Champaign Saturday, be prepared to see some lederhosen wearers at the second annual Oktoberfest, in front of the Orpheum Theatre.


October 10, 2014

Champaign Chooses New Fire Chief

The search process lasted more than a year, but Champaign has its new fire chief.  The city has announced Gary Ludwig will take over as chief on November 17th. 

He’s the former deputy fire chief in Memphis, Tennessee, and currently managing director for the Ludwig Group, which does consulting in firefighting and EMS services.

Former Champaign Fire Chief Doug Forsman retired late last year, after 17 years with the department.

"Gary's wealth of experience will be an asset to the Champaign Fire Department," said City Manager Dorothy David, in a press release.  "He is an educator, a proven leader, and a nationally known expert in fire and emergency medical services."

"I am honored and humbled to have been selected by Ms. David," said Ludwig.  "The City of Champaign is a wonderful and vibrant community that my wife and I look forward to being a part of."

Ludwig has 37 years in city and county emergency medical and fire service.  He’ll earn $135-thousand annually.


Malala Yousafzai poses for photos in New York.
(Frank Franklin II/AP)
October 10, 2014

Pakistani Teen Malala Yousafzai Shares Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen who was attacked by Taliban militants for promoting education for girls, will share the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian campaigner against exploitation of children.


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