September 12, 2014

TV Anchorman Says He Has Months To Live

A central Illinois TV news anchorman fighting brain cancer has told viewers he has only four to six months to live, but he hopes to work as long as he can.  


September 11, 2014

Illinois’ Abrams Out For The Season

Illinois says starting point guard Tracy Abrams is out for the season with an anterior cruciate ligament tear, the school said Thursday. 


September 11, 2014

Rare Virus Has Sickened Hundreds More Children, Hospitals Say

Just 82 children have confirmed cases of enterovirus-D68, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but hospitals around the country say they are treating hundreds more children who have been sickened by the rare virus.


Helen Downs holds her 14-month old Amelia for an MMR shot in England in April 2013.
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September 10, 2014

Get The Measles, Get Ready To Be Out For Two Weeks

Measles is often lumped in with flu and chickenpox as mild childhood illnesses. But people who got measles during outbreaks in the United Kingdom say they were pretty darned sick, missing two weeks of school or work on average.


People walk in Kenema, a part of Sierra Leone hit hard by Ebola.
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September 06, 2014

Ebola Spurs A Full Public Lockdown In Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone will impose a three-day lockdown on all its citizens, as part of a plan to "deal with Ebola once and for all," the government says. The move is an effort to stop the disease that has killed over 2,000 people in five West African countries, according to World Health Organization data.


September 03, 2014

10,000 Illinois Immigrants Risk Losing Obamacare

Some 10,000 immigrants in Illinois are among more than 200,000 nationwide whose insurance bought through President Barack Obama's health care initiative could end this month if they don't prove this week they're legally in the country.


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