Mats Selen sitting in his office on the University of Illinois Urbana campus
Elizabeth Innes/University of Illinois
November 23, 2015

U of I Physics Professor Named ‘Professor Of The Year’

A University of Illinois physics professor credits his department and the university for his recent Professor of the Year award.  Mats Selen received the honor from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching on November 19.

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November 23, 2015

C-U Public Health: Mumps On The Decline

Awais Vaid with Champaign-Urbana's Public Health District says staff is currently dealing with eight cases of mumps.  The outbreak saw as many as 175 since late August, mostly among U of I students.  But Vaid believes the outbreak could be over after the end of the fall semester. 

Snow falling outside Illinois Public Media
Brian Moline/Illinois Public Media
November 21, 2015

Snow Hits Upper Midwest

Some areas in northern Illinois and Iowa have been hit with a foot of snow.

SEIU Healthcare union workers
SEIU Healthcare
November 20, 2015

SEIU Healthcare Sues To Force State Pay On Workers’ Health

A labor union of home health care workers has filed legal action to force the government to pay health insurance costs.  SEIU Healthcare Illinois filed the temporary restraining order against the governor and comptroller.  The state owes $11.8 million since July.

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November 19, 2015

Bomb Threat Evacuates Parkland College

A Parkland spokesperson says the threat came in about at 10:20 a.m. Thursday.  The community college quickly cancelled classes and evacuated.  "We are taking this seriously enough to err on the side of caution," said Parkland's Patty Lehn.  UPDATE - The school has announced it's reopening campus at 6 a.m. Friday after law enforcement completed their search. 

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