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The Health Reporter Is In: Oct. 18, 2017

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Westfield surprised about selection to Parkland board

The newest member of the Parkland College Board of Trustees said he was kind of shocked that he was selected.

Jonathan Westfield was chosen Tuesday night by from a group of four finalists after thirteen initially applied for the position.

News-Gazette Media's radio stations back downtown

Photos from the old WDWS studios on South Neil, the new digital studios inside the News-Gazette Media building and the live broadcast between the two.

Tolono caregiver charged after allegedly shaking infant

URBANA — A Tolono caregiver is in the Champaign County jail, accused of shaking an infant in her care so hard that he sustained brain damage.

Rauner paid $23 million in 2016 taxes

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has released tax returns showing he earned about $90 million in 2016 and paid about $23 million in state and federal taxes.

The former private equity investor made public Tuesday the cover sheets from his federal and state returns.

Davis noncommittal on bipartisan health plan

URBANA — U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis was noncommittal Wednesday when asked if he would support a bipartisan health care plan proposed Tuesday by two senators.

And the Republican congressman from Taylorville indicated he would continue to support Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, even though the governor signed legislation earlier his month that expands taxpayer-funded abortion in Illinois.

3 killed, 2 wounded at Maryland office park shooting

EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a Maryland office park on Wednesday morning, killing three co-workers and wounding two others, authorities and the business owner said.

Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler identified the shooter as 37-year-old Radee Labeeb Prince. He said Prince opened fire with a handgun and then fled the Emmorton Business Park in Edgewood.

Weird Al coming to Virginia Theatre

CHAMPAIGN — “Weird Al” Yankovic and Emo Philips are coming to the Virginia Theatre at 8 p.m. March 30.

Tickets go on sale Friday.

Yankovic is calling it his "Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour."

Because of the nature of the new show, Weird Al will be performing exclusively in smaller theatres like the Virginia throughout this tour.

The latest: Sessions tells senators he urged Comey firing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on Attorney General Jeff Sessions' appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee (all times local):

11:10 a.m.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he urged the firing of former FBI Director James Comey because of Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

Walgreens to add 300 jobs for Chicago tech center

CHICAGO (AP) — Walgreens says it'll add 300 jobs to its Chicago office to create a new technology center.

The jobs will be new hires and relocations from the company headquarters in suburban Deerfield.