New U Of I Class Aims To Dispel Myths About Cannabis

URBANA — When people think cannabis, they often think marijuana. But the cannabis plant takes many different forms, from medicinal cannabidiol (CBD) to industrial hemp. A new class at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign aims to break down all the different uses of the crop and provide a foundation for students interested in entering the […]

When Punks Played In Peoria

PEORIA — The River’s City’s DIY youth counterculture of years’ past is documented in the new book “Punks in Peoria.” Tim Shelley speaks with authors Jonathan Wright and Dawson Barrett. TIM SHELLEY: It seems like Peoria, punk scene, not two things you would typically put together. So talk to me a little bit about the […]

217 Today: Friday, June 18, 2021

Friday, June 18, 2021 Today’s headlines: State government offices, including driver services facilities, will be closed today to observe Juneteenth, which President Joe Biden signed off on making a federal holiday yesterday. More students will be prepped to enter the cannabis industry thanks to a new class offered at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. […]