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The Fall Of the Illinois Green Party

By Bill Wheelhouse

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After failing to get on the November ballot, the Green Party's candidates for Governor and Secretary of State say they will launch a write-in campaign in this fall's election.   That comes less than a decade after the Illinois Greens pulled in enough votes to reach "major party status" in Illinois.

Categories: Politics

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 08, 2014

Cheap Drinks And Risk-Taking Fuel College Drinking Culture

by Patti Neighmond

Artwork by Rob Donnelly for NPR

There's no question alcohol is a factor in the majority of sexual assaults on campus. And alcohol is abundant and very present at most colleges today.  In fact, federal health officials say more than 80 percent of college students drink.



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 07, 2014

New Ebola Vaccine Is Tested In Humans, After Success In Monkeys

By Bill Chappell

A woman receives a dose of Ebola vaccine in Bethesda, Md. last week.

An experimental Ebola vaccine is now being tested in people, according to scientists who say the drug has shown promising results tested on monkeys. The small clinical trial is using healthy human volunteers.





NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 06, 2014

Ebola Spurs A Full Public Lockdown In Sierra Leone

By Bill Chappell

People walk in Kenema, a part of Sierra Leone hit hard by Ebola.

Sierra Leone will impose a three-day lockdown on all its citizens, as part of a plan to "deal with Ebola once and for all," the government says. The move is an effort to stop the disease that has killed over 2,000 people in five West African countries, according to World Health Organization data.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 05, 2014 ~ Comment (1)

Faculty Petition Supports Chancellor In Salaita Case

By Hannah Meisel

Nearly 400 University of Illinois faculty have signed a petition supporting Urbana campus Chancellor Phyllis Wise's decision to withdraw Steven Salaita's appointment after he posted inflammatory comments about Israel on Twitter.

Categories: Education


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