September 10, 2014

President Sending More Troops To Combat Islamic State

President Barack Obama is sending 475 more U.S. troops into Iraq to supplement an existing American military presence that is helping Iraqi security forces battle Islamic State militants and secure diplomatic facilities.


September 10, 2014

Campus Groups Organize Service Event for 9-11

On the evening of 9-11, University of Illinois students will meet to pack meals for a local food bank --- and discuss the lasting impact of the attacks that occurred 13 years ago.


A protester attends a rally on fracking in Springfield in May 2013.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
September 10, 2014

Industry To Seek Changes In ‘Fracking’ Rules

Supporters of high-volume oil and gas extraction said Wednesday that they'll seek dozens of changes in proposed rules to govern the practice in Illinois that appear to violate a hard-won compromise between industry and environmentalists. 


A line of people wait to speak during a meeting of the Ferguson City Council.
(Jeff Roberson/AP)
September 10, 2014

Ferguson’s Plan To Cut Back On Court Fees Could Inspire Change

Ferguson, Missouri's City Council met for the first time since the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Members have proposed addressing one source of tension -- and cut back on the heavy collection of court fines and fees that hurt low-income people the most.


Helen Downs holds her 14-month old Amelia for an MMR shot in England in April 2013.
(Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty Images)
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.


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