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  1. Shimkus on health care bill: 'No one's gone to punches yet'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 20 | The News-Gazette

    Congressman John Shimkus said Friday he isn't worried about the possibility that the House may have to take another vote on the Republican-backed American Health Care Act, which passed by a narrow 217-213 margin earlier this month. The bill still hasn't been sent over to the Senate, because there's a possibility it would have to be rewritten if the Congressional Budget Office determines next week that it doesn't save at least $2 billion.

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  2. 30 Days, 30 Grads: Almost failing helped Armstrong alum learnRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 28 | The News-Gazette

    One of the most valuable lessons soon-to-be high school chemistry teacher Nathan Gayheart learned at college didn't come from a textbook, lecture or chemistry experiment. A couple of years ago, the Eastern Illinois University student took Calculus 1, a required course for his chemistry with teacher certification major.

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  3. Lining up at 7:30 a.m. for a 1 p.m. film? That's 'the power of Ebert'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    Bob Newell, right, of Charleston sits at the head of the line at the Virginia Theatre for the showing of 'Hysteria' on Thursday. Newell said he arrived at 7:30 a.m. for the show, scheduled to start at 1 p.m. CHAMPAIGN - This year's Roger Ebert Film Festival is the fifth since the death of the Urbana-reared film critic for whom the festival is named, though that hasn't stopped folks traveling near and far from flocking to the Virginia Theatre to be a part of the event.

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  4. Letter-writer, EIU professor has questions for RaunerRead the original story

    Apr 17, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    After 30 years in a profession about which she is passionate, Parley Ann Boswell is counting the days until her May 31 retirement. Unlike many in her shoes, however, the 63-year-old Monticello woman is not gleeful.

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  5. University presidents appeal for 'stability' in fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    "It is an honor to be here before you this morning to report on the excellent work that continues to be done at Eastern Illinois University," said EIU President David Glassman, recounting the Charleston campus' accomplishments including low administrative costs and positive rankings by U.S. News and World Report. "Confidence is high among prospective students and their families who are applying in robust numbers to be part of next year's freshman class," said Larry Dietz, the president of Illinois State.

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  6. New retail center planned close to Market PlaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    A sign has been posted at the northwest corner of Neil Street and Town Center Boulevard, directly across Neil from the Hobby Lobby store, announcing there will be 12,000 square feet of space available in this new development that's coming soon. The sign includes a picture of the retail center and the name and contact information for Charleston-based business owner Jerry Myerscough, the owner of property at that corner.

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  7. State House panel skeptical of UI's grand planRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    University of Illinois officials presented their so-called "Investment Performance and Accountability Commitment" plan to a skeptical group of state lawmakers in a marathon session that stretched into Wednesday evening. State representatives, some of them alumni of the university, criticized everything from minority enrollment goals and the idea of a five-year funding commitment to the UI, also accusing it of poaching students from other state schools and taking too much of a shrinking allocation to public higher education.

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  8. Senate panel backs EIU tuition-discount programRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    An Eastern Illinois University program aimed at attracting more students from lower-middle- and middle-income families was approved for an extension Wednesday by an Illinois Senate committee. The Panther Promise program, which provides tuition discounts of up to $2,500 to more than 400 students at the Charleston-based university, would get an extension to the 2022-2023 academic year under legislation sponsored by Sen. Dale Righter, R-Mattoon.

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  9. EIU looking to turn five academic majors into minorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    Up to five academic majors at Eastern Illinois University could be eliminated this spring - but not because of the budget squeeze facing the university and the rest of Illinois higher education, EIU President David Glassman said Tuesday. "EIU has been losing its share of enrollments for the last several years, and what we're trying to do is put in place a whole vitalization of the university that's going to correct that," he said.

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  10. Marijuana-friendly clinic setting up shop in areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    An organization that says too many doctors still aren't on board with Illinois' medical-cannabis program is opening clinics of its own to get eligible patients certified. Medical Cannabis Outreach will open its fourth and newest pain-management and wellness clinic Feb. 4 in Shelbyville, and it plans to offer nursing house calls in the East Central Illinois region, according to founder and CEO Caprice Sweatt.

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  11. Top of the morning, Dec. 17, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    "I started four decades ago instead of four years ago," said the 63-year-old from Champaign, who will tell of her journey at Eastern Illinois University's fall commencement ceremony inside Lantz Gym. The theme of her eight-minute message: "You're never too old to learn."

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  12. Clinton nuclear bill clears LegislatureRead the original story

    Dec 1, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    A mammoth bill that would rescue the money-losing Clinton nuclear power plant, change Illinois' electric utility-rate structures, create energy-conservation programs for consumers and make the state a leader in renewable energy cleared the Illinois General Assembly on Thursday night. The so-called Exelon Future Energy Jobs bill was OK'd by the Illinois Senate, 32-18.

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  13. Area history, Oct. 26, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    In 1916, unless someone throws a monkey wrench into the works, the Urbana-based traction line will be extended both north and south this winter. It is planned to continue the line north to Kankakee as soon as possible.

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  14. EIU: '121 years and we're not going anywhere'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    "We've been here 121 years and we're not going anywhere," said Steve Rich, assistant vice president for advancement and a longtime director of the EIU Alumni Association. Around town, hints of homecoming are on every corner, from the marquee at the Panther Paw Bar & Grill to the banners outside Marty's Bar to the blue and white streamers welcoming visitors to Brainard House.

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  15. The University of Illinois at Charleston?Read the original story

    Sep 16, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    No such plans are in the works, UI officials emphasized Friday, following speculation by a state senator about a future merger in Illinois higher education. State Sen. Pat McGuire, D-Joliet, spoke to the Joliet Junior College Board of Trustees on Tuesday about the state budget, saying some legislators believe Illinois will have to subsist on "stopgap" budgets into 2019 because of political gridlock.

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  16. New partnership to benefit DACC nursing studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    Danville Area Community College nursing students can earn both their associate and bachelor's degrees in three years without having to leave Danville. Under a new dual-admissions partnership with Eastern Illinois University, nursing students can study for two years at DACC to earn an associate degree.

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  17. Area update: Villa Grove residents bring water concerns to councilRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    About 20 residents addressed the city council with concerns about the quality of their water and the possibility of contracting with an outside company to provide water for the city. "I can assure you that the first thing on our mind is your health and safety," said Mayor Pro Tem Ron Hunt.

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