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Health Care

Illinois approves 3,100 medical marijuana patients

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois is continuing to approve patients to use medical marijuana, with about 100 more approval letters sent in September.

Illinois panel to consider 8 ailments for medical marijuana

COUNTRYSIDE, Ill. (AP) — A panel of medical experts is meeting to consider adding eight more ailments to the list that can be treated by marijuana in Illinois.

Oakwood expands fund drive for breast cancer research, relief

OAKWOOD — Last year, a group of Amy Wise's lifelong friends organized a community event to help raise awareness about breast cancer and money for the Oakwood woman who is fighting the disease for a second time.

This year, the organizers have expanded their efforts to help more area residents who are fighting cancer, and Wise is getting in on the action, too.

High-profile resident lays into county nursing home

URBANA — A prominent resident of the Champaign County Nursing Home, along with the relatives of other residents, delivered a flood of complaints about the institution at Monday night's monthly meeting of the county nursing home board.

Elgin schools CEO frustrated with lack of Legionella advice

ELGIN, Ill. (AP) — The head of a suburban Chicago school district that closed three of its schools for three days because Legionella was found said there is a lack of public health guidance about the bacteria for schools.

3 share Nobel medicine prize for tropical disease drugs

KARL RITTER, Associated Press
MALIN RISING, Associated Press

University officials report mumps case at NIU

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — County health officials have confirmed that a Northern Illinois University student has mumps

Search committee to start work soon

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois' engineering dean and a Carle physician will co-chair the search committee to find the Carle Illinois College of Medicine's first dean.

The panel will begin work this month, with the goal of naming the dean by spring 2016, according to a UI release. The founding dean also will serve as chief academic officer for Carle.

Nursing students achieve next level

Lakeview College of Nursing, at both the Danville and Charleston campuses, recently held a ceremony in order to recognize students who have achieved a specific level within their bachelor's degree nursing program. The following local residents have been honored:

Mida Akiti of Danville received a Level IV Nursing Pin.

Parkinson's support group launches in Rantoul

RANTOUL — A Parkinson's and caregivers support group will begin meeting in Rantoul later this week.