Mats Selen sitting in his office on the University of Illinois Urbana campus

Elizabeth Innes/University of Illinois

News Local/State - November 23, 2015

U of I Physics Professor Named ‘Professor Of The Year’

A University of Illinois physics professor credits his department and the university for his recent Professor of the Year award.  Mats Selen received the honor from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching on November 19.

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News Local/State - November 23, 2015

C-U Public Health: Mumps On The Decline

Awais Vaid with Champaign-Urbana's Public Health District says staff is currently dealing with eight cases of mumps.  The outbreak saw as many as 175 since late August, mostly among U of I students.  But Vaid believes the outbreak could be over after the end of the fall semester. 

Snow falling outside Illinois Public Media

Brian Moline/Illinois Public Media

News Local/State - November 21, 2015

Snow Hits Upper Midwest

Some areas in northern Illinois and Iowa have been hit with a foot of snow.

SEIU Healthcare union workers

SEIU Healthcare

News Local/State - November 20, 2015

SEIU Healthcare Sues To Force State Pay On Workers’ Health

A labor union of home health care workers has filed legal action to force the government to pay health insurance costs.  SEIU Healthcare Illinois filed the temporary restraining order against the governor and comptroller.  The state owes $11.8 million since July.

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News Local/State - November 19, 2015

Bomb Threat Evacuates Parkland College

A Parkland spokesperson says the threat came in about at 10:20 a.m. Thursday.  The community college quickly cancelled classes and evacuated.  "We are taking this seriously enough to err on the side of caution," said Parkland's Patty Lehn.  UPDATE - The school has announced it's reopening campus at 6 a.m. Friday after law enforcement completed their search. 

A Taser X 26 model.

Wikipedia Commons

Longer Listen - November 19, 2015

Filmmaker: Tasers Can Be Deadly

Filmmaker Nick Berardini was inspired to make a documentary about Tasers after covering a Taser-related death in Missouri as a reporter.

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