The Carver office of Heartland Health Services is located on W. John Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria.

Tanya Koonce/Peoria Public Radio

May 02, 2019 - News Local/State

Cannabis Merges Into Health Care

We are taking a closer look at what the legalization of cannabis could mean for Illinois. The State of Cannabis is a collaborative reporting effort by public radio stations across the state. This piece in the series looks at the potential health care considerations of recreational marijuana.


Several examples of edible cannabis.

Jaclyn Driscoll/NPR Illinois

May 02, 2019 - News Local/State

What Do We Know About Edible Cannabis?

In today’s legal marijuana market, there is more than just a typical joint to get high. There are cookies, gummies, weed-infused drinks and more. But, there are few studies available in the United States that examine the long-term effects of these different products.


Supporters of legislation supporting transgender students in Illinois, demonstrating in 2017.

ACLU of Illinois via NPRIllinois

April 16, 2019 - News Local/State

Supporters Of Trans Students Say Suit’s Dismissal Sets Precedent

A parents’ group from the Chicago suburbs dropped its lawsuit that attempted to ban transgender students from using school restrooms and locker rooms associated with their gender identity, a move that supporters of transgender students say helps affirm the rights of  students across Illinois.   


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