LEROY — There can only be one medicinal marijuana cultivation center for all of DeWitt, Livingston and McLean counties, but several local lawmakers think their community is the right fit in Illinois State Police District 6.
Both LeRoy and Farmer City are gearing up efforts to entice medicinal marijuana cultivation operations to their towns.
CHAMPAIGN — A cool, wet July may be delaying the threat of West Nile virus in East Central Illinois.
But keep your guard up and your bug spray handy.
Experts say a run of hot, dry weather is likely to bring more of the Culex, or northern house, mosquitoes that transmit the virus.
URBANA — With her latest blood donation, Abby Groth reached the 1-gallon mark. Not that she plans to stop there.
"My grandpa gave blood for years and years, and he probably gave gallons," says Groth, 26, a blood donor since her student days at Champaign Central High School. "He's probably my inspiration."
URBANA — Plans to operate a new University of Illinois medical school under a public-private partnership model have been set aside, and a new governance structure for the engineering-focused college is now being considered.
CHAMPAIGN — After more than a quarter-century of fighting HIV, Champaign-Urbana Public Health Administrator Julie Pryde finds it upsetting to see how much the virus is still spreading.
Mike Billimack, vice president for marketing, planning and government relations at Carle, issued the following statement to The News-Gazette late Monday afternoon:
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama’s health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies.
CHICAGO — Former business dean and presidential adviser Avijit Ghosh has been named CEO of the University of Illinois Hospital.
URBANA — Presence Covenant Medical Center officials say they're objecting to more than just a bigger Carle Foundation Hospital in its 48-bed expansion plan.
They're fighting off an attempt by Carle to put Urbana's smaller hospital out of business.