John Shimkus, during an interview with WILL in 2013.

(Jeff Bossert/WILL)

News Local/State - October 09, 2014

Shimkus: Time To Support Allied Action In Russia

Congressman John Shimkus says the US and Russia are in another Cold War.  The Republican said he’s prepared to vote on military action to support Ukraine against Russian-backed separatists.

Mike Frerichs

(Sean Powers/WILL)

News Local/State - October 09, 2014

Election 2014: Democratic Treasurer Candidate Mike Frerichs

The treasurer's office oversees Illinois' investments and provides several services, including college savings plans for residents and a loan program for farmers. Senator Mike Frerichs is challenging Tom Cross for the office.

A 2011 photo shows Thomas Eric Duncan in Ghana.

(Wilmot Chayee/AP)

News National/International - October 08, 2014

1st Ebola Patient Diagnosed In The US Has Died

A Dallas hospital spokesman says the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States has died.  Wendell Watson of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital says Thomas Eric Duncan died this morning.

Jonathan Ashbrook testifies against the Bulldog Mine proposal at a state hearing in Georgetown, IL.

(Jim Meadows / Illinois Public Media)

News Local/State - October 08, 2014

Hearing On Coal Mine Draws Large, Divided Crowd

More than 170 people tuned out at an informal state hearing in Georgetown Tuesday night, to voice their opinions about a new coal mine that Sunrise Coal plans for southwest Vermilion County.

A health official uses a thermometer on a passenger in Nigeria.

(Sunday Alamba/AP)

News National/International - October 08, 2014

Why One Public Health Expert Thinks Airport Ebola Screening Won’t Work

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden has said his organization will soon be implementing new health screening procedures at U.S. airports. It's part of an ongoing effort to control the spread of Ebola.

Steven Salaita speaks at the University of Illinois September 9.

(Jim Meadows/WILL)

News Local/State - October 08, 2014

Prof. Salaita Pleads His Case In Chicago

Nearly a month after the University of Illinois Board of Trustees rejected his appointment, Steven Salaita is speaking at Chicago area universities this week about what he says was a violation of academic freedom. 

U of I Professor Emeritus and LED inventor Nick Holonyak

(AP Photo/Bill Wiegand, HO)

News Local/State - October 07, 2014

LED Inventor, U of I Professor, Feels Work Bypassed By Nobel

A retired University of Illinois physicist is questioning whether a Nobel Prize awarded to three scientists Tuesday ignores the work he and others did to invent the world's first LED.

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