James Kilgore
(Hannah Meisel/WUIS)
May 14, 2014

Kilgore Addresses U Of I Trustees

University of Illinois instructor and 1970's-era radical James Kilgore says he's ashamed of his actions as a younger man but shouldn't be barred from teaching.  His teaching career remains in doubt as one of his contracts expires Thursday.


May 14, 2014

Bill Would Make Using Fake Name On Degree Illegal

Legislation is headed to the Illinois Senate that would make it illegal to use a degree obtained under a false name or other false pretenses to get a job or get into an advanced degree program.


A health official takes a blood sample from a child's finger for a malaria test at a clinic in Bong Ti Lang village on the Thai-Myanmar border.
(Narong Sangnak/EPA /LANDOV)
May 13, 2014

New Lab Technique Could One Day Make Malaria Easier To Treat

Malaria has proved one of the hardest diseases on the planet to treat. The World Health Organization estimates there are nearly 200 million cases each year, and the parasitic infection is blamed for some 700,000 deaths annually.


Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who now asks to be referred to as Chelsea, dressed as a woman in this 2010 photograph.
(U.S. Army handout/Reuters/Landov)
May 13, 2014

Pentagon OKs Manning Transfer For Gender Treatment

Defense officials say the Pentagon is trying to transfer convicted national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison so she can get treatment for her gender disorder.


May 13, 2014

Lawmakers Advance College Loan Study Plan

State lawmakers have advanced a plan to explore if Illinois could offer college loans to students that would be paid back based on income after graduation.


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