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U of I Salaita Lawsuit

Friday, 27 February 2015

A local university is asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by a professor who lost his job after posting profane anti-Israel Twitter messages.

Lawyers for the University of Illinois are filing a motion arguing Steven Salaita did not have a binding contract to work for the university.
    
Salaita's lawyers say the motion is ignoring normal aca ... READ MORE >>


Illinois Tornado Drill

Friday, 27 February 2015

It may not seem like it but spring is right around the corner and the National Weather Service wants Illinois residents of Illinois to be prepared for severe weather.

The service will be conducting a statewide tornado drill Tuesday as part of severe weather preparedness week.
 
A live tornado warning will be sent out to every county in the state.
 
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Carle Award

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

A local hospital is recognized as best in the nation for the second year in a row.

Healthgrades calls Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana one of the top facilities in the country for patient outcomes!
    
Officials say the award is given to hospitals in the top two percent nationwide for consistent clinical quality.

Out of the eight Illinois hosp ... READ MORE >>


Million Meals

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

A local charity will hit a major milestone this weekend, serving its millionth meal!

Illini Fighting Hunger will package its one millionth serving of rice-soy casserole this Saturday!

The group facilitates food packaging, so it can be distributed by food pantries or food banks to the hungry.

The organization was founded in 2012 as a program of the Wesley Founda ... READ MORE >>