Ray Spooner standing with his bicycle outside his home in Urbana
Brian Moline/Illinois Public Media
October 15, 2015

Urbana Man With ALS To Bike Across Country

Urbana’s Ray Spooner is planning to ride his bicycle all the way across the country.  He and his group are setting out from San Diego, California this weekend.  But as Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline learned, what Ray is calling his “little ride,” is anything but little.

In this Sept. 15 photo, marijuana plants with their buds covered in white crystals called trichomes, are a few weeks away from harvest in the "Flower Room" at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill.
Seth Perlman/AP
October 12, 2015

Frustration Mounting For Medical Cannabis Board Chair

Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Chair Leslie Mendoza Temple wants more feedback from Gov. Rauner's administration after 11 conditions were rejected for treatment.  Three of them, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, were endorsed a second time by the panel last week.

In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 photo, the "mother" marijuana plants are keep healthy inside the "Mother Room" at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill.
(Seth Perlman/AP)
October 07, 2015

Illinois Panel OKs Medical Marijuana For Pain Conditions

PTSD, autism, chronic pain syndrome and five other conditions have been added to the list of those that can be treated by marijuana in Illinois.  But Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration still has the final say.

(David McNew/Getty Images)
October 02, 2015

Illinois Medical Marijuana Applicants Trending Female, Older

Sixty percent of applicants were female. More than half were older than 51. Severe fibromyalgia and cancer led the list of qualifying conditions, followed by spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis

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