Dr Leslie Mendoza Temple, chairman of the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board, presides over the board's public meeting to consider whether to expand Illinois' nascent medical marijuana program to include the treatment of additional diseases an

(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

September 10, 2015

Rauner Rejects Additional Conditions for Med Marijuana, Panel Chair Criticizes

Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a Senate bill he said would 'prematurely expand the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program' by adding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to qualifying conditions.  Illinois' Public Health Director rejected 10 more. The rulings frustrate a physician that recommended them.


The U of I's Foellinger Auditorum

(Wikipedia)

September 10, 2015

Knorr: Budget Stalemate Holds Up U of I Plans For Months

The U of I's chief financial officer told Trustees Thursday that the budget standoff in Springfield will mean the board can't vote on a budget at its November meeting either, saying a 60 day window is needed.


Sharon Isbin

Courtecy of Sharon Isbin

September 10, 2015

Sharon Isbin On Classical Guitar Today, Teaching, and New Music

Sharon Isbin is one of the foremost classical guitar musicians in the world. The multi-Grammy winner is in town now to play during the Ellnora Guitar Festival. She stopped by our studio to talk about the future of classical guitar and about women in the music business. Isbin told Illinois Public Media that she started playing classical guitar a bit by accident. 


U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visits a University of Illinois-owned farm in Urbana on Thursday.

Darell Hoemann/CU Citizen Access

September 10, 2015

Top Ag Official Announces $100 Million In Ethanol Infrastructure Funding

More ethanol fuel blends could soon be for sale at gas stations in Illinois after a multi-million dollar federal investment in the industry’s infrastructure. The U.S. department of Agriculture is giving the state $12 million dollars to expand access to ethanol in Illinois. 


7-year old Hank Kovach, who suffers from Doose Syndrome, uses a liquid extract of marijuana called cannabiodiol, or Epidiolex.

(www.facebook.com/HanksRHero?fref=nf)

September 10, 2015

The Demand For Medical Cannabis In Illinois

While a handful of sites grow Illinois' first medical marijuana, those suffering from a number of conditions are waiting for the first dispensaries to open. There's also an effort underway to expand the pilot program that expires in just over two years.


Map of the Mahomet Aquifer

(Illinois State Water Survey)

September 09, 2015

3 Local Govts. Approve Landfill Consent Decree; 3 Delay Action

The Piatt County Board, Normal Town Council and the Decatur City Council all voted this week to approve a consent decree meant to keep future hazardous waste out of the Clinton Landfill. But local officials in Urbana, Forsyth and Champaign County delayed their decision.


A woman walks on the U of I campus in Urbana in a February 19th photo.

(AP Photo/David Mercer)

September 08, 2015

U of I Sees Rise In International, Minority, In-State Students

The number of international students at the University of Illinois' Urbana campus continues to grow. Over ten percent of this year's freshman class is from China, while students from India and South Korea make up one percent each, according to numbers out today from the U of I.


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