Illinois Public Media News

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - November 03, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

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 ~ Comment (0)

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.




AP - Illinois Public Media News - October 27, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Illinois Guidelines for Ebola Quarantine

By Carla K.Johnson and The Associated Press

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.  

Categories: Health


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - October 26, 2014

Christie Defends Quarantine And Jabs At CDC Over Ebola

By Bill Chappell

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announces new mandatory 21 day quarantine Friday.

Gov. Chris Christie says that a new rule requiring a 21-day quarantine for people who've been in contact with Ebola patients is necessary to protect public in New Jersey and other states, including Illinois.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - October 24, 2014

Recently Returned From Africa, Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola At NYC Hospital

By Eyder Peralta

Police officers outside the home of Ebola patient Craig Spencer

A patient at a New York City hospital has tested positive for Ebola, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference on Thursday.  According to a statement from Doctors Without Borders, a doctor returned to the United States Oct. 12 after working with Ebola patients in Guinea.



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