2014-10-24The head of the University of Illinois’ health clinic says the clinic is ready if an Ebola patient shows up. Noting the large international population at the university, Dr. Robert Palinkas, director of the McKinley Health Center, said that if a student is experiencing Ebola symptoms, it is possible that the student will come to the health center for care.
2014-10-22As part of an ongoing project called Intersections, we are working on digital tools that help the community see the events and issues first publicized, and sometimes only publicized, through social media. We hope this can increase community engagement and conversations on those events and issues.
2014-10-20The Illinois State Board of Elections web site is packed with data on contributions to state and local candidates and on how those candidates spend their money. So we thought that CU-CitizenAccess.org would offer a quick tutorial in how to find that information yourself.
2014-10-17After making record profits from 2007-2013, farmers in Champaign County who rent their land are likely to lose money on both corn and soybeans in this year and next, said a University of Illinois economist. Across the state, 2014 saw record highs for cash rent. In Champaign County, the average cash renter pays $253 per acre.
By Claire Everett/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- An ongoing struggle between the Monticello City Council and a citizen’s group has led to the city council being cited for violating the Open Meetings...
By Emma Weissmann/For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- After five years of trying to get restaurant inspection reports on their Web site, public health officials finally succeeded this month. The site...
This story is funded in part by a $10,000 grant from WNET that WILL-TV received in partnership with WTVP-TV in Peoria and CU-Citizen Access, a community journalism project of the University of...
By Sean Powers/Illinois Public Media -- Many lactation experts say newborns can get their nutrition needs met through formula, but that breast milk is preferred because of the additional health benefits. When mothers can’t produce enough breast milk for their baby or can’t use their breast milk due to medical reasons, donated milk is available --- but not enough of it, due to a nationwide shortage of pasteurized breast milk.
By Joanna Nowak, Natalie Leoni, Carissa Townsend, Gino DiVittorio/ For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- University of Illinois research shows that “one in 12 seniors do not have access to adequate food due to lack of money or other financial resources.” This unfortunate phenomenon is called food insecurity. Seniors with food insecurity have a higher likelihood of certain health issues, including diabetes, high cholesterol, gum disease and high blood pressure.
By Jack Preis, Ralph Cooper, Sarah Soenke and Taylor Rooks/ For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- According to the Humane Society, 62 percent of American households owned at least one pet 2012. While a majority of families keep pets as valuable family members, seniors citizens specifically can benefit from the companionship with these animals.