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.


A woman grieves at her husband's memorial at the South Tower Memorial Pool on the 13th anniversary of September 11.

(AP Photo/The New York Times, Chang W. Lee, Pool)

September 11, 2014

9/11 Remembered, Amid New Anti-Terror Fight

The shadow of a renewed terror threat has been hanging over today's observances of the 13th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.


Backers of Steven Salaita carry signs, showing their support during the U of I Trustees meeting.

(Hannah Meisel/WILL)

September 11, 2014

U of I Trustees Won’t Hire Prof. Salaita

Steven Salaita’s appointment to teach at the University of Illinois was formally rejected by the Board of Trustees, meeting Thursday on the Urbana campus.


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.


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