A home all but wiped away in Washington, Ill. during the November tornado.

(Lee Strubinger/IPR)

February 27, 2014

Illinois Politicians Challenge FEMA Formula

This week, Gov. Pat Quinn gave a keynote speech at a forum in Washington, D.C. on natural disasters. The governor says Illinois has suffered a record-number of incidents in recent years, and yet the state has come up short when it's sought help from the federal government. 


This photo shows the new cardiac device ― a thin, elastic membrane ― fitted over a rabbit's heart. The membrane is imprinted with a network of electrodes that can monitor cardiac function and deliver an electrical impulse to correct an erratic h

(Credit University of Illinois and Washington University)

February 25, 2014

U of I, Wash U Scientists Use 3-D Printer To Create Pacemaker

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis have developed a new device that may one day help prevent heart attacks.


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