A screenshot from a video posted on Facebook of a passer-by who spotted the crash off Interstate 74.

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December 06, 2018

Two Die In Normal West Bus Crash On I-74

Two people died and two others received serious injuries Wednesday night when a semitrailer truck on Interstate 74 crashed head-on into a school bus carrying eight Normal West girls basketball players back from a game in Champaign. None of the students were critically injured.


Source: University of Illinois Archives

December 05, 2018

How U of I Wound Up In Champaign; International Student Enrollment; Open Enrollment and ACA Update

On the 21st: The number of new international college students in the US has decreased for the second straight year. Some worry that it’s because of our political climate, but some experts believe it's just part of the picture. We heard more about that. Plus, open enrollment for the healthcare marketplace goes on until December 15. We spoke to some experts to help you understand that, and what’s going on with the Affordable Care Act. And, a man named Clark Robinson Griggs played a huge part in making sure U of I would call Champaign-Urbana home. So why has he been largely written out of our history?


Fish cleaners wait for customers at Ggaba Beach, Thursday, June 7. After the fish are sold, buyers often pay these men to clean and fillet their purchases.

Emma Atkinson/for Illinois Public Media

December 05, 2018

HIV Still Problematic In African Countries Like Uganda

Since the global HIV/AIDS epidemic reached its peak in the late 1990s, advancements in medicine and outreach have increased chances of survival and lowered the transmission rate of the virus around the world. But in countries like Uganda, where the prevalence rate is 6.5 percent, there’s still a lot of work to be done – especially in the high-risk communities that encircle Lake Victoria.


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