In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, Ashley Thompson inspects marijuana plants inside the "Mother Room" at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill
Seth Perlman/Associated Press
June 28, 2016

Judge Orders PTSD As Part Of Illinois Medical Cannabis Program

A Cook County judge ruled Tuesday that Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder be added to the qualifying conditions for Illinois' medical marijuana pilot program within 30 days. The ruling stems from a complaint filed by Army Veteran Dan Jabs of Urbana. The judge said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav Shah violated agency rules, and violated Jabs' procedural due rights process.  

Graphic from Monday's meeting on the Chicago campus looks at possible changes to UI employee health insurance premiums.
Screenshot/University of Illinois Human Resources
June 27, 2016

U Of I Employees Learn Of Possible Health Benefit Changes

The first of three meetings regarding University of Illinois health insurance premiums raised the prospect that some premiums could double. Katie Ross, Senior Director of Human Resources Administration at the university, says there's "generally a lot of uncertainty" at this point.

Vintage cow shaped creamer
June 27, 2016

New Illinois Raw Milk Guidelines; A Misting Flu Vaccine; Higher Ed Funding

On The 21st: New regulations for the sale of raw milk in Illinois go into effect July 1 - but raw milk producers and consumers are not happy about it. We talked with a producer of raw milk, someone to explain the new guidelines and representatives from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Contol and Prevention about why they believe raw milk is a risky thing to consume. Plus, a CDC panel tells doctors not to give the flu vaccine as a nasal spray this year. And we looked at higher education funding in Illinois as we come close to opening another fiscal year with no budget in the state.

June 14, 2016

Feeding Hungry Children In The Summer; Indiana Man Arrested Near LA Pride Event; Changes To FOIA

On The 21st: One in five children in Illinois have families who worry about how to properly feed them - and this need is much greater in summer. When school is out, the children that depend on school for meals lose access to healthy food - only 14 percent of those who qualify are able to utilize summer food programs. Plus, an Indiana man was arrested with weapons and explosives in his way to a pride event in LA; and Congress requests changes in the access reporters have to government information

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