In this April 28, 2014 photo, Students walk past the Alma Mater statue, a landmark on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana.
(AP Photo/David Mercer)
September 17, 2015

University Employees Dealing With Frozen Medical Claims

Union leaders are dealing with concerns from some members that some self-insured health plan payments for state employees have been halted as a result of the state budget impasse.  Four providers are asking members to upfront at the time of an appointment, and will be reimbursed later.

University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
September 15, 2015

Cow Deaths In Surgery Prompt Changes At U of I Vet Med

Five of the animals died following abdominal surgery last month.  A USDA inspection report means more vets and vet technicians monitoring students, having vetinary staff and student monitor animals after operations, and doing procedures in surgery suites. 

7-year old Hank Kovach, who suffers from Doose Syndrome, uses a liquid extract of marijuana called cannabiodiol, or Epidiolex.
September 10, 2015

The Demand For Medical Cannabis In Illinois

While a handful of sites grow Illinois' first medical marijuana, those suffering from a number of conditions are waiting for the first dispensaries to open. There's also an effort underway to expand the pilot program that expires in just over two years.

Sital Uprety works with his water samples in Nepal.
Courtesy of Sital Uprety
September 03, 2015

Nepali Engineering Students Help Rebuild After Nepal’s Earthquake

A group of University of Illinois students from Nepal spent the summer helping to rebuild their country after last spring's 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The series of quakes and aftershocks killed some 9,000 people and destroyed buildings and infrastructure. Engineering student Sital Uprety tested and rebuilt water sanitation systems and talked with us about the trip.

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