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Health Care

Plans for new UI medical school moving forward

URBANA — Poised to name a new dean in a matter of weeks, the Carle Illinois College of Medicine is marching ahead with preparations to open in 2018.

"We're going to flat out close"

URBANA — The Autism Program at the University of Illinois is on its way to becoming another casualty of Illinois' budget debacle.

A free community resource for families for 11 years, the program has managed to remain open since last July without a contract or state grant funding. But it's about out of money, and plans are being made to shut it down June 30.

$55 million Everitt Lab construction project kicks off

URBANA — Bulldozers have set up shop around Everitt Lab, where legendary Nobel Laureate John Bardeen taught the first-ever university course on semiconductors and transistors.

FDA will require e-cigarettes and contents to be reviewed


UI vet hospital will treat bald eagle injured by gunshot

URBANA — A young female bald eagle injured by a gunshot wound several months ago may be getting a chance to fly again and return to life in the wild.

Tom Kacich: 'I think her story needs to be heard'

"When people say you can't look at the what-ifs," Tony Galbo said, shaking his head, "that's all we do. This was right here."

Board to review 15 conditions for Illinois medical marijuana

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois patients who want to use medical marijuana legally will try again to expand the program to include chronic pain, diabetes, migraine and other health conditions.

Baseball and St. Baldrick today at Illinois Field

CHAMPAIGN — Heads will be shaved for a good cause at 6:30 p.m. today at Illinois Field.

It's part of the Knocking Childhood Cancer Out of the Park program. Proceeds going to the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which bills itself as the world's largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants.

Pet talk: Gift of vision

By MELISSA GIESE/University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

With compassionate foresight, people who are facing the euthanasia of their companion animal can make a choice that may save the eyesight of an animal patient in the future.

Raising their voice for a good cause

URBANA — In all her years working at the Champaign County Nursing Home, Mary Hodson couldn't help but be distracted by the commotion coming from a dining room every Thursday morning.

That's when a group of do-gooders dropped by to sing "Bye, Bye, Blackbird," "America the Beautiful" and other resident favorites for an hour.