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credit: University of Illinois
December 18, 2014

U of I Task Force On Sexual Assault Begins Work

University of Illinois sealA University of Illinois task force on sexual assault has started meeting and plans to survey the school's three campuses to assess the situation at each.  

University spokesman Tom Hardy says the new task force met for the first time Wednesday. The group is supposed to finish surveys at the Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield campuses by the spring.  

University President Robert Easter created the group in late October. He said in a letter at the time that the task force was started because ``issues concerning sexual violence on college campuses have been in the national spotlight.''  

Sexual violence in college and the military has become a prominent national issue.  

Hardy says the task force has about 18 members. They include students as well as public-safety officials, student-services staff and others.


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December 03, 2014

Illinois Could Create Its Own State Health Exchange

Illinois may soon take on the responsibility of running its own healthcare marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. The General Assembly is working against a New Year's deadline to create its own exchange, or risk losing millions of dollars from the federal government.


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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.


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announces new mandatory 21 day quarantine Friday.
(Mark Lennihan/AP)
October 26, 2014

Christie Defends Quarantine And Jabs At CDC Over Ebola

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.


October 16, 2014

Obama Authorizes Guard, Reserve Call-Up For Ebola

President Barack Obama is authorizing the Pentagon to call up reserve and National Guard troops if they are needed to assist in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.


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