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.


Head shot of Governor Bruce Rauner
Amanda Vinicky/WUIS
September 21, 2016

Why Push Now For Term Limits In 2028?

Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Republican, has gotten a lot of traction with his push for term limits. Voters seem to love the idea just as much as legislators hate it, even if the governor's plan doesn't seem all that practical.


Marijuana Leaves
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
September 21, 2016

Decatur Council Eases Local Punishment For Marijuana

The City Council in Decatur has raised the amount of marijuana someone can possess and still be guilty of no more than a city-code violation punishable by fines.


Members of the Champaign Federation of Teachers march from Central High School to the Mellon Administrative Center prior to Tuesday's contract talks.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
September 20, 2016

Unit 4 Teachers Negotiate With District For The First Time Since Strike Vote

About 150 members of the Champaign Federation of Teachers marched and carried signs as they prepared for their ninth negotiating session since the prior contract with Unit 4 Schools expired on June 30, and second with a federal mediator. CFT President Jennifer White said there was a lot riding on Tuesday's talks, with plans to set another session if progress was made.


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