CHAMPAIGN – When he talks about the need for medical malpractice reform in Illinois, Dr. Bernard Gawne points out a likely scenario of what could happen to somebody who gets into an accident near Danville and suffers a serious head injury:
With no neurologists willing to do brain surgery at either of the two Provena hospitals in Urbana and Danville, the person injured near Danville will loose precious time in transport to the closest care source, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, said Gawne, Provena's chief medical officer in central Illinois.
URBANA – At first glance, the proposal to expand the First Presbyterian Church of Urbana by 10,000 square feet might seem like an easy decision for the Urbana City Council.
The church at 602-606 W. Green St. is requesting a major variance from the city council Monday night to be able to build the Korean Mission Center, which would be used primarily by the Korean Church of Champaign-Urbana.
Estrogen replacement therapy and dietary supplements containing soy and other plant estrogens may be good for bone and cardiovascular health in older women and bad for potentially promoting breast and uterine cell growth and cancer.
University of Illinois researchers are helping uncover just how those disparate effects come about at the level of genes and proteins, which might some day lead to treatments that do the good things without risking the bad.
CHAMPAIGN – After intense negotiations, there's a new bus transportation option on the table – retaining public service for both middle and high school students.
That fifth option, which would continue Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District service as it has been this school year, would mean that starting and ending times at middle and high schools and all but three elementary schools would remain the same.
CHAMPAIGN – Celebratory violence has become almost commonplace in college towns when a team wins, or comes close to winning, a national title.
In recent years, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue and the University of Minnesota all experienced celebratory riots, most of them related to sporting events and fueled by heavy alcohol consumption.
CHAMPAIGN – The man who put an end last summer to Champaign schools' illusions of prosperity is leaving the district.
Alan Dudley, director of finance, has submitted his resignation and will leave the district March 9 to take a job at the University of Illinois Campus Information Technologies and Education Services office, where he will be a resource and policy analyst.
CHAMPAIGN – Shovels could break ground in mid-August on a $24 million hotel, restaurant and conference center just south of the University of Illinois Assembly Hall.
The project, which will likely have 120 hotel rooms and about 25,000 square feet of meeting space, will be built by developer Peter Fox in the UI's research park. But the university will have a financial stake in the project, contributing as much as a third of the cost, officials said Thursday.
URBANA – A new University of Illinois ice arena, once envisioned for the UI research park in Champaign, might be built in Urbana instead.
The UI is considering six sites for the new arena, which would replace the aging UI ice arena in central campus and could host an amateur hockey franchise.
URBANA – A Champaign man is accused of Internet fraud against people in four states.
Eric N. Suchomski, 26, who listed an address in the 3700 block of Summer Sage Court, pleaded innocent Thursday to five counts of felony theft.
CHAMPAIGN – Combine a top-ranked basketball team, a fund-raising item turned fashion statement and orange rubber, and what do you get?
A hundred thousand dollars for the University of Illinois Library.