Kiran Shelat received a kidney infected with hepatitis C as part of a trial conducted by the University of Pennsylvania.

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September 13, 2018

How A Deadly Virus Saved Organ Transplant Patients’ Lives

Nearly 100,000 people are waiting for a kidney transplant in the U.S., but many will never get one. Instead they’ll stay on dialysis for the rest of their lives. A team of doctors in Philadelphia have found a possible solution to this problem, by infecting patients with a potentially fatal virus.


US Voting graphic

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September 12, 2018

Illinois Board Of Elections Strengthens Cyber Security

The Illinois State Board of Elections plans to help all 108 local election authorities across the state strengthen their cyber security practices. The effort comes after the state election authority was hacked by Russian intelligence officials in 2016. 


Demolition under way at the Burnham Mansion in Champaign.

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September 11, 2018

Demolition Of Champaign Burnham Mansion Completed

A demolition crew tore down the 134-year-old Burnham Mansion in Champaign on Tuesday, reducing it to a pile of rubble by evening. The home on Church Street that later become an apartment building is coming down to make room for the expansion of Champaign Central High School.


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