Paris Community Hospital in Paris, Illinois
(Paris Community Hospital)
July 20, 2015

Paris, Ill. Hospital Is Latest To Join Carle Rural Alliance

Paris Community Hospital in Edgar County is the latest small hospital to join a lineup of small downstate facilities that are coordinating their care with the larger Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.


Outside PharmaCann's medical marijuana cultivation site in Dwight, which could begin growing the product by mid-August.
(Norah Scott, PharmaCann)
July 19, 2015

Medical Marijuana Company Looks To Start Growing

Oak Park-based PharmaCann will operate two cultivation sites and three dispensaries.  A site for growing its first crops in Livingston County could start operations as soon as mid-August after going through state inspection last week.


Indian Farm
Courtesy of Alan Guebert
July 17, 2015

Agriculture Will Return To ‘The Land Of Milk And Uncle Honey”

Alan Guebert has written a syndicated newspaper column about agriculture for about 20 years. Several of those columns have recounted what life was like on the “Southern Illinois dairy farm of his youth” – near St. Louis – and the beloved great uncle who came to “help.” At his daughter’s suggestion, the two of them have gathered those stories into a book, The Land of Milk And Uncle Honey. 


Kristina Rath, whose 11-year old son is autistic, gets emotional when addressing a group at Champaign's Developmental Services Center Monday.
(Masaki Sugimoto/WILL)
June 29, 2015

Champaign Social Service Groups Issue Plea To Rauner

About 70 people attended a Monday news conference held by Champaign-Urbana Democratic lawmakers Carol Ammons and Scott Bennett.  They say Gov. Bruce Rauner needs to set aside his agenda of business reforms and negotiate for social services that stand to lose funding by the new fiscal year Wednesday.


Jessica Ellis, right, with "yay 4 ACA" sign, and other supporters of the Affordable Care Act, react with cheers as the opinion for health care is reported outside of the Supreme Court in Washington Thursday.
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 25, 2015

Supreme Court Rules Obamacare Subsidies Are Legal

In a 6-3 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.


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