In this Sept. 15, 2015, file 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/Associated Press
September 22, 2016

Chronic Pain To Be Added To State Medical Cannabis Program

A Cook County judge has ordered Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav Shah to add chronic post operative pain to the list of conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana in the state. Shah has thirty days to act. There have been a series of lawsuits to add conditions to the program. Attorney Michael Goldberg says Shah was trying to change the rules for what conditions could be added "mid-stream."

Tim Nugent
L. Brian Stauffer/ U of I News Bureau
September 21, 2016

New Documentary ‘The Game Changer’ Examines Accessibility Pioneer Nugent’s Early Efforts

When Tim Nugent came home from World War Two – little did he know his efforts to help wounded veterans in the late 40’s at the University of Illinois' former Galesburg campus would later make him the ‘Father of Accessibility’ in Champaign-Urbana, and for college students all over. The new Big Ten Network documentary "The Game Changer" includes film footage from the 1950's, telling the story of how Nugent began his efforts.
September 16, 2016

Federal Loan To Help Monticello Build New Wastewater Treatment Plant

The US Department of Agriculture has awarded the city of Monticello a $14 million loan to build a new wastewater treatment plant. The announcement comes a year after Illinois' Attorney General sued the city over the release of untreated wastewater into streets. 

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