URBANA — University of Illinois officials say a proposed medical school in Urbana would require a commitment of $135 million from donors and more than $100 million from the Carle health care system. University Chancellor Phyllis Wise tells the (Cham
Early voting is up in Illinois over the last mid-tem election, and a group supporting the minimum wage increase is claiming some of the credit. The latest confirmed total is 437,536 early votes, exceeding the 380,883 from the last mid-term in 2010.
DECATUR – The Girl Scouts of Central Illinois held their Annual Diamonds & Desserts event at the Country Club of Decatur last night. Every year, one woman from the community is honored for her dedication and commitment as a leader in the communi
DECATUR – Governor Pat Quinn was joined by Richland Community College officials and students to break ground on the new Student Success Center and North Wing Addition. “Our community colleges are vital to producing a well-educated workforce an
CHICAGO (AP) — The head of a key House education committee says a hearing on a proposed overhaul of Illinois' dated school funding formula is scheduled for Nov. 18. Democratic Rep. Will Davis chairs the Illinois House Elementary and Secondary Ed
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Witness: Space tourism rocket explodes in desert
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) -- A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Friday during a test flight, killing a pilot aboard and seriously injuring another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said....
Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) -- A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in their bid to restrict her movements as a precaution against Ebola....
Liberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Remembering those who have died in the world's deadliest Ebola outbreak, Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday amid hopes that the disease is finally on the decline in this West African country....
Analysis: In Syria, no good options for West
UNDATED (AP) -- With the U.S.-led assault on the Islamic State group, the world community is acting in Syria, but not in the Syrian civil war. When it comes to the issue that has undermined the region - the survival or fall of Syrian President Bashar Assad - there is still no plan....
AP EXCLUSIVE: Military sex survey draws complaints
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen and women are complaining about a new sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete....
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