Betsi and Tod Waldron with their daughter, Emily. This photo was taken after Betsi completed her treatment for breast cancer in 2013.
(Photo: Emily Waldron)
March 30, 2015

Couple Faces Cancer Again After Nearly Four Decades

Nearly forty years after Tod Waldron was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma as freshman at the U of I, he says the most difficult part was talking about his cancer with his girlfriend (now wife), Betsi and his parents.“I was pretty nonchalant about it at the time, because I just didn’t know enough,” said Tod, “but my parents were from a generation that didn’t discuss cancer.


University of Illinois researcher working on cancer drugs in a lab
Credit: Christine Herman
March 30, 2015

U of I Researchers Discover Cancer-Killing Drug

Chemistry professor Paul Hergenrother identified a molecule that appears to cause many cancer cells to self-destruct. This week marks the start of a clinical trial on the potential new drug that has shown promising results when tested on lab animals with cancer. If it is found to be safe and effective in humans, the new drug may improve prognoses for patients with the most aggressive forms of brain cancer and other forms of the disease.


Marvel Creative Director Bill Rosemann
Courtesy of Bill Rosemann
March 27, 2015

Marvel Creative Director: We’re Going to Shock And Amaze

There is something about superhero stories that make them so universal and popular. Bill Rosemann has a theory why. He is the creative director for Marvel, Marvel Games and Legendary comics. Rosemann visited the University of Illinois campus last week and talked with us about that, the creation of Guardians of the Galaxy, what's in development at Marvel, and more. 


Bruce Rauner signs budget approced by the Illinois Senate
(Photo: Illinois Governor’s Office)
March 26, 2015

Rauner Signs Off On Plan To Fix Budget Hole

Governor Bruce Rauner took to the Illinois Senate floor to shake hands Thursday after senators passed a plan to plug a $1.6 billion hole in the state budget.  He signed the measure late in the day.


Seal of the Illinois Army National Guard
(Illinois Army National Guard)
March 26, 2015

Illinois National Guardsman Accused Of Trying To Aid ISIS

Two suburban Chicago men --- one of them an Illinois National Guard member --- are accused of planning an attack on a northern Illinois military facility in support of the Islamic State group.


Aaron Schock, delivering his farewell speech Thursday before Congress.
(C-SPAN)
March 26, 2015

Schock Delivers Final Address To Congress

Schock voted for the last time Thursday.  In his farewell address, the Peoria Republican said he will work "tirelessly'' to make amends to those he has let down.


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