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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - November 10, 2014

Ebola Today Could Mean Illiteracy Tomorrow In West Africa

By Jon Hamilton

Children play in an open space in Barkedu, Liberia.

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.



AP - Illinois Public Media News - November 06, 2014

Former US Rep Lane Evans, Veterans Advocate, Dies

By The Associated Press, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Radio

Former Congressman Lane Evans, who died Wednesday, in 2006.

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.

Categories: Government, Health

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - November 03, 2014

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

By Jim Meadows

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.

Categories: Education, Health


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 30, 2014

Durbin, Oberweis Spar Over Immigration, Ebola In Debate

By Sean Crawford and Yolando Perdomo, with Additional Reporting from The Associated Press

US Senator Dick Durbin and Republican State Senator Jim Oberweis listen to Phil Ponce during their debate in Chicago Wednesday.

The Illinois candidates for U.S. Senate sparred over a number of issues in their final televised debate ahead of next week's election Wednesday night.



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