URBANA – Law students involved in the University of Illinois College of Law's Patent Clinic are writing patent applications for eight teams of student inventors, according to a release from the UI's Technology Entrepreneur Center.
CHAMPAIGN – The way Julie Pryde sees it, one of the best ways to reverse the obesity epidemic in America is to teach people how to grow their own fruits and vegetables and give them an opportunity to try it.
SPRINGFIELD – You can tell by the looks on their little faces and all the wailing that babies would RATHER NOT be subjected to a routine blood test soon after birth.
But most parents would consider this brief moment of distress for their newborns well worth it.
URBANA – A Rantoul man arrested over the weekend for allegedly having cocaine, Ecstasy and cannabis for sale is due back in court March 9.
Robert Caudle, 33, who listed an address in the 300 block of South Steffler Drive, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver cannabis and possession of a controlled substance. If convicted of the most serious, he would face six to 30 years in prison.
CHAMPAIGN – How healthy you are has a lot to do with where you live, according to a new report that found a wide disparity in the health of Illinois residents, depending on which of the state's 102 counties they call home.
The report released this morning by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin looked at the overall health and risk factors in more than 3,000 counties in all 50 states.
Working out of a university in Sierra Leone that was co-founded by the University of Illinois, UI students and faculty learned a lot about the impoverished West African nation's nutrition – and lack thereof.
"The people of Sierra Leone, especially those in rural areas, do not have a good diet," says Paul McNamara, an associate professor of agricultural and consumer economics making his second trip to help the country and university in January.
Snow that began late Sunday has covered most roads in East Central Illinois.
Little additional snow is forecast for today, but roads are reported as snow or ice-covered throughout the area, and throughout the southern two thirds of Illinois.
Here is a link to the state transportation department's road conditions site.
CHAMPAIGN – Getting back to everyday life after a heart attack requires some adjustment.
But Jim Doyle of Champaign didn't have to tackle it alone.
The eight weeks he spent in cardiac rehab after his November 2008 heart attack boosted not just his physical recovery, but his mental and emotional states as well, he says.
Free food will be distributed in four Champaign County communities this month to help alleviate hunger during the holiday season.
The United Way of Champaign County, the AFL-CIO Central Labor Council and other labor organizations are sponsoring mobile food pantries for the next three Saturdays in Rantoul, Mahomet, Champaign and Urbana.
CHAMPAIGN – Three years after Frances Nelson Health Center moved and expanded with the help of a community fund drive, this Champaign clinic for those in need is facing some serious financial challenges.
And they're being fueled by more than the recession.