Hope and questions abound as a new mental health crisis line is set to launch

If you need to talk, or if you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, text the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. America’s new national mental health crisis line—988—goes live on July 16. The three-digit hotline is supposed to make it easier for people struggling with addiction, suicide, and […]

Some in Illinois still waiting for redress from cannabis industry

PEORIA – When Illinois legalized recreational cannabis, state legislators sought to cut those disproportionately affected by marijuana arrests into the new industry’s profits. The path to entering the industry, though, has not been easy. “If anything, it’s been increased hardships, trying to pursue it legally,” says Lisa Palmgren. There’s a heavy, grassy smell in Palmgren’s […]

217 Today: Some in Illinois still waiting for redress from cannabis industry

Friday, July 15, 2022 Today’s headlines: Many doctors from Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin are now working out of a health center across the Illinois border. In the aftermath of the Highland Park mass shooting over the Fourth of July weekend, Illinois politicians are sparring over gun legislation. If your bicycle is parked at a University […]

Doctor told the state she performed abortion on 10-year-old girl, document shows

A new document obtained by NPR confirms that an Indiana doctor reported to state officials that she had performed an abortion last month on a 10-year-old rape victim. The release of the document comes after Indiana’s attorney general said he would investigate the physician, claiming without providing evidence that she has a history of failing […]