The University of Illinois Board of Trustees has told President Robert Easter to work with other state schools and lawmakers to prevent a wave of retirements brought on by Illinois’ pension reform law.
Illinois could become the first state to ban plastic micro beads from body cleansers and toothpastes, but that ban would take effect later than proposals elsewhere.
After more than two years of trying, Illinois has finally won a waiver from the federal education law known as No Child Left Behind.
At least 12 Sherpa guides died Friday on Nepal's side of Mount Everest when an avalanche buried them on the world's tallest mountain.
Illinois prison officials will be using an effective, but costly, new drug to treat inmates with hepatitis C. But they aren't sure of the total cost.
Cristina Peña was born in 1984 with HIV. Her father died from AIDS, and her mother is still living with HIV. Cristina was told she had HIV when she was 9, but she and her family kept it a secret from her schoolmates and friends.
CLARIFICATION: The text version of this story has been revised to show that the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has a policy of expediting the processing of Medicaid applications in urgent situations. --- Jim Meadows 4/18/14
The Affordable Care Act expanded eligibility for Medicaid. The number of applicants for the program in Illinois since late 2013 has overwhelmed state employees --- meaning the wait for Medicaid benefits to begin can take months.
Many consider the 1980’s to early 90’s the golden age of local music in Champaign-Urbana, especially when it comes to rock and roll. On Saturday, April 19th, the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at the University of Illinois will be hosting a panel discussion entitled “Rising from the Ashes of Disco: Urbana-Champaign’s Music Scene during the 1980s and Early 1990s.”
Illinois State House members are advancing a bill that would devote $100 million toward a Barack Obama presidential library.
Public health officials are investigating a sharp increase in the number of mumps cases recorded in central Illinois, including in Champaign County.