Bishop Apollinaris was so beloved that the news of his first illness filled the city with consternation.
The news of Janice's illness hits Linus especially hard, as he appears to be falling for her.
For Ruth and me, the news of her illness created a quality of nostalgia in our lives.
But news of his illness has set off a frenzy of speculation here about who will take over if he leaves the scene.
The news of his father's illness weighed heavily on Merton.
My husband took the news of my illness stoically, almost as if it was something he already knew.
When news of his illness was publicised, the public lobbied government for his release.
The news of the chief justice's illness, announced in late morning, created an immediate stir in political circles.
He next took Cremona, and was there called home by the news of his father's illness.
He still refused to enter a hospital for fear of the effect that the news of his illness would have on his followers.