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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 03, 2014

Illinois Could Create Its Own State Health Exchange

By Hannah Meisel

inside an exam room

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.



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.




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 25, 2014

Schools, Including Champaign Central And Danville High, Dismissing Early Due To Heat

By Jeff Bossert

A number of area schools have announced they're letting out early on Monday, August 25th, due to a forecasted heat index of 100 to 105.  They include Champaign Central High School, which will dismiss at 1:05 today as well as Tuesday.

Categories: Education, Public Health

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - July 22, 2014

Totals In Homeless Survey Slightly Up, But More Finding Shelter

By Jeff Bossert

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Teresa Webb, 50, has been homeless for the last eight months. She gets supplies from the Salvation Army truck in Champaign on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.

Each year, social service agencies in Champaign County conduct a survey of the area’s homeless population.  The one done on a frigid night in January revealed 222 people were living on the streets.



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