Federal Officials Give UIC $6M To Test COVID-19 Treatment

CHICAGO — The University of Illinois Chicago has received a $6 million from the federal government to test a potential drug to treat COVID-19. Researchers say the drug candidate, called VT-109, has been shown to help restore function to damaged lungs, among other things. The drug will be tested in pre-clinical animal models of COVID-19 […]

U Of I Researcher: State & Local Governments Need Relief

CHICAGO — The U.S. Senate is considering the latest COVID-19 relief bill, which has already passed in the House. One of the larger portions of the package is $350 billion that would be allocated to state and local governments.  Most congressional Republicans argue this money is unnecessary — that it’s a bailout for states and […]

News Around Illinois – Aug. 3, 2020

Illinois Plans A New Vision For Juvenile Justice System Critics have said the system has been too punitive and too ineffective. More than half of youth who are released end up getting in trouble again. Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton said change is needed. She added the state is shifting from a focus on punishment to […]

News Around Illinois – July 20, 2020

UIC Gets $22M In Federal Money For Health Research Programs CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Illinois at Chicago will receive $22 million in federal funding for health research programs over the next five years. The money comes from the National Institutes of Health and goes to the university’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science. […]

University of Illinois Shifts To Online Courses In Effort To Stop Virus Spread

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URBANA – The University of Illinois System said on Wednesday night that courses will “immediately” migrate from in-person to online to help limit transmission of the coronavirus.  [perfectpullquote align=”left” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Click here for more stories & resources from the Coronavirus Information Center[/perfectpullquote] In a memo to all students, faculty and staff, […]

News Around Illinois – January 14, 2020

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Sullivan Resigns Over ‘Rape’ Email SPRINGFIELD — Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s agriculture director has resigned after acknowledging that he received, but did not act on, a lobbyist’s email seven years ago which referenced an alleged rape cover-up and illegal hiring practices. The email was originally obtained by Chicago public radio station WBEZ. John Sullivan said in […]