In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, Ashley Thompson inspects marijuana plants inside the "Mother Room" at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill

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News Local/State - June 28, 2016

Judge Orders PTSD As Part Of Illinois Medical Cannabis Program

A Cook County judge ruled Tuesday that Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder be added to the qualifying conditions for Illinois' medical marijuana pilot program within 30 days. The ruling stems from a complaint filed by Army Veteran Dan Jabs of Urbana. The judge said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav Shah violated agency rules, and violated Jabs' procedural due rights process.  

Vintage cow shaped creamer

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The 21st Show - June 28, 2016

New Illinois Raw Milk Guidelines; A Misting Flu Vaccine; Higher Ed Funding

On The 21st: New regulations for the sale of raw milk in Illinois go into effect July 1 - but raw milk producers and consumers are not happy about it. We talked with a producer of raw milk, someone to explain the new guidelines and representatives from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Contol and Prevention about why they believe raw milk is a risky thing to consume. Plus, a CDC panel tells doctors not to give the flu vaccine as a nasal spray this year. And we looked at higher education funding in Illinois as we come close to opening another fiscal year with no budget in the state.

Cindy Deadrick Wolfer

Cindy Deadrick Wolfer

News Local/State - June 28, 2016

Deadrick Wolfer Suspends Illinois House Campaign

Republican Cindy Deadrick Wolfer of Decatur says she is suspending her campaign for state representative in the 96th Illinois House District. 

Graphic from Monday's meeting on the Chicago campus looks at possible changes to UI employee health insurance premiums.

Screenshot/University of Illinois Human Resources

News Local/State - June 27, 2016

U Of I Employees Learn Of Possible Health Benefit Changes

The first of three meetings regarding University of Illinois health insurance premiums raised the prospect that some premiums could double. Katie Ross, Senior Director of Human Resources Administration at the university, says there's "generally a lot of uncertainty" at this point.

Dick Van Dyke and members of the Danville High School show choir perform 'Let's Go Fly A Kite' to close out Friday's concert.

Jeff Bossert/Illiinois Public Media

News Local/State - June 25, 2016

Van Dyke ‘Steps In Time’ Before The Home Crowd

After the Danville High School show choir performed some of the best-known songs from his movie musicals, 1944 graduate Dick Van Dyke took to the stage to talk about the importance of supporting the arts, and performed songs with his quartet, the Vantastix. Friday night's sellout performance marked the start of fundraising efforts for the Dick Van Dyke Foundation. 

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