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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen at Wednesday's Town Hall meeting

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News Local/State - November 19, 2015

Race, Affordability Among Themes In UI Town Hall

University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen spent nearly two hours gathering input in the second of three town hall meetings for a university-wide strategic plan, hearing comments on areas ranging from race to college affordability.  He calls it a 'pivotal' time for the school, calling for a 'resolutely student-centered approach' in areas like research and civil engagement. 

Students gathered on the U of I campus in solidarity with black students at the University of Missouri.

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News Local/State - November 19, 2015

U Of I Students Gather In Solidarity With Mizzou

Organizers say they aren’t making demands of the school. Rather, they wanted black students to come together and realize their own strength on the U of I campus.

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