University of Illinois Comptroller Walter Knorr
(C-SPAN)
August 31, 2015

U of I Comptroller Notes New Healthcare Costs in 2016

The University of Illinois could spend up to $1.6 million in its next operating budget on healthcare coverage for some 2,300 contingent or temporary university employees; their coverage will be required under the Affordable Care Act beginning in 2016.


US Senator Dick Durbin addresses a large crowd at the University of Illinois Tuesday.
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
August 11, 2015

Durbin Addresses State Budget Stalemate, Embassy In Cuba

Addressing the state budget crisis, Durbin says leaders have yet to see the political crisis that comes with a government shutdown.  Illinois' senior U.S. senator was at the U of I Tuesday, calling for more funding for scientific and biomedical research.  


A storm hovers over an Illinois rural landscape on May 29, 2015. Extreme weather is likely to become more common in the Midwest under climate change conditions, according researchers and federal reports.
Photo by Darrell Hoemann/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
July 21, 2015

GMOs, Monsanto And The Fight Against Climate Change

A Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting analysis of the USDA data found that Monsanto has been responsible for introducing 37 different genetically engineered seeds approved by the USDA. That number is about one-third of all USDA-approved GMOs. Most of those approved seeds have been for corn, soybean and cotton.


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