Rich and Holly Brandt are a married couple in the Champaign County town of St. Joseph. Both were diagnosed with a mental illness. They dedicate their lives to raising awareness, and they refuse to give in to stigma or labels.
John Coleman, the onetime Champaign TV weather forecaster who went on to found the Weather Channel is retiring at age 79.
Health Secrerary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning after a five-year term that will no doubt be remembered for the calamitous implementation of President Obama's signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act.
Under the Illinois Constitution, it’s the four state legislative leaders who choose members of the commission that draws state legislative district boundaries every ten years. But a reform group wants voters to approve a new process they say is less politicized.
The Alma Mater sculpture is back on its base at Wright and Green streets on the the University of Illinois campus, after an 18-month renovation. The return of what many graduates view as a campus icon got us thinking… what objects at other schools in the region are held in similar regard?
Weighing in at more than $1 trillion, student loan debt is now larger than total credit card debt.
According to federal labor statistics, there are more psychiatrists working in Illinois than most states, with the bulk of that service concentrated in the Chicagoland area. But mental health providers say there are major gaps in service across Illinois, especially downstate.
Zach and Debra Medlyn of Champaign interviewed each other about living with Zach’s mental illness as a part of our series “Unmet Needs: Living with mental illness in central Illinois.”
Zach Medlyn of Champaign was 20 years old when he started hearing the voices. That was about seven years ago when he was a student at the University of Illinois. He started showing signs of depression when he was 18 and was diagnosed with schizophrenia during college.
The faculty union at the University of Illinois-Chicago says its members have voted to go ahead with a second strike if negotiations with the university fail to yield an agreement.
IKEA's U.S. subsidiary is buying a long-planned wind-energy project in eastern Illinois as part of the company's initiative to offset its power use with renewable energy generation.