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.

News Local/State - October 07, 2014

Report: Prof. Salaita Cancels UIC Address

Professor Steven Salaita, whose comments about Israel on Twitter led to the revoking of his appointment at the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus, has reportedly cancelled a speech at the Chicago campus today.

A screen shows the laureates of the Nobel Prize in Physics in Stockholm Tuesday.

(Bertil Ericson/EPA/Landov)

News National/International - October 07, 2014

3 Scientists Win Nobel In Physics For Development Of Blue LED

A trio of scientists, two from Japan and one from the U.S., will share the Nobel Prize in Physics for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs), leading to a new, environmentally friendly light source.

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