medical students

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July 03, 2018 - News Local/State

New Med School To Focus On Problem-Solving, Improving Health Care

At the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, students will be immersed in clinical settings from the very start and will begin interacting with patients in their first year instead of waiting until later in their training. The idea is to prevent some of the problems that can arise when engineers and medical professionals do not work hand in hand.

University of Illinois Press

July 02, 2018 - The 21st Show

‘Reflections Of An Undocumented Immigrant’; The ‘Old Slave House’; Joffrey Ballet

On this encore edition of the 21st: Our conversation with Jose Angel N., author of 'Illegal: Reflections Of An Undocumented Immigrant.' Plus, the story of a house in southern Illinois whose owner kidnapped free black men and women -- and sold them back into slavery in Kentucky. And, we revisit our interview about the Joffrey Ballet's 8th Annual 'Winning Works' competition.

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July 02, 2018 - News Local/State

Unions Petition To Reverse Pension Cap

When school districts outside of Chicago negotiate contracts, they do so with the assurance that the state will pick up the tab on pensions. To control growing pension costs, lawmakers capped salary bumps at 6 percent in 2005. This year, the cap tightened to 3 percent. Illinois' teachers unions have collected more than 15,000 signatures on petitions urging state lawmakers to reverse that measure.  

Construction work on Green Street in Champaign in 2017

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July 01, 2018 - News Local/State

Going Where The People Are For Comments On Long-Range Plan

It’s time to update Champaign-Urbana  long-range transportation plan. And the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission is sending its planners out to local festivals and concerts to gather input.

Sen. Iris Martinez

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July 01, 2018 - News Local/State

Illinois Democrats Push Back On Trump Immigration Hard Line

Democrats who control the Illinois General Assembly pushed back last spring against Republican President Donald Trump's hardline stance on immigration, aiming to protect Illinois residents regardless of their residency status and, in some cases, firing off direct repudiation of the nation's top executive. Here's a look at policies Illinois lawmakers approved in their spring session, all of which await action by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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