President Obama at Fort Belvoir, Va.
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
August 07, 2014

Obama Signs $16 Billion VA Health Care Bill Into Law

President Obama signed legislation Thursday that tries to mend the broken Veterans Affairs system, providing money to improve facilities and hire more medical staff, along with allowing more veterans to use private facilities.


Medical Marijuana
(Associated Press)
August 07, 2014

Potential Marijuana Dispensary Changing Urbana Location

One of the partners seeking to locate a medical marijuana dispensary in Urbana expects it to have the look and feel of any other retail location, but it won’t open up in one busy downtown location.


August 06, 2014

U Of I Suspends Sierra Leone Programs Over Ebola

The University of Illinois has suspended study-abroad programs in Sierra Leone and plans extra screening for students arriving from West Africa in response to the outbreak of Ebola.


Monrovia City Corporation employee sprays disinfectant
(AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
August 01, 2014

Obama: US Takes Ebola Outbreak In Africa Seriously

President Barack Obama says he is taking the Ebola outbreak in Africa seriously. He says the United States is taking precautions for next week's U.S.- African summit in the nation's capital.


July 30, 2014

U Of I Labor Prof: NCAA Settlement Over Concussions “Not Much”

A professor of labor relations says the NCAA’s approval of a proposed settlement of a lawsuit over head injuries is good news in that it would obligate schools to have safety protocols for athletes.  But Michael LeRoy thought the amount would be more.


July 29, 2014

NCAA Settles Head Injury Lawsuit

The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit.  A federal court ruling obtained by The Associated Press says the NCAA will create a $70 million fund to test current and former college athletes for brain injuries.


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