Children play in an open space in Barkedu, Liberia.
(Tommy Trenchard for NPR)
November 10, 2014

Ebola Today Could Mean Illiteracy Tomorrow In West Africa

Ebola is threatening to reverse years of educational progress in West Africa. The virus has kept school closed for months in a region where literacy rates are low and school systems are only now recovering.


Former Congressman Lane Evans, who died Wednesday, in 2006.
(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 06, 2014

Former US Rep Lane Evans, Veterans Advocate, Dies

Former U.S. Rep. Lane Evans of Illinois, a former Marine who fought for veterans' rights during his 24 years in office, has died after a long fight with Parkinson's disease.


November 03, 2014

Plan To Study Competing Eng-Med Plans Going To UI Trustees

The University of Illinois Urbana campus has been developing plans for a new engineering-focused College of Medicine that would utilize new engineering trends like “big data” and bioengineering. But now, not one, but two plans will be sent along to the Board of Trustees.


October 27, 2014

Illinois Guidelines for Ebola Quarantine

Illinois officials are taking pains to differentiate the state's Ebola plans from those of New York and New Jersey, where mandatory quarantines for medical workers have come under fire from scientists.  


Undated image of Kaci Hickox, who told CNN the quarantine process in New Jersey was 'inhumane.'
(AP Photo/University of Texas at Arlington)
October 27, 2014

New Jersey Releasing Quarantined Nurse

New Jersey officials say a nurse who was quarantined after working in West Africa with Ebola patients is being released.


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