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Urbana program offering secular alternative for addiction recovery

URBANA — Alcohol and opioid drug addictions ravaged decades of Phillip Eichelberger's adult life.

What helped him on the path to his longest recovery to date was learning to think and feel in a whole new way.

The 54-year-old Eichelberger said he has been sober for just over 16 months, and he's running a recovery group in Urbana to pass along the same program that helped him.

Entertainment listings, Dec. 13-20, 2018


This weekend


What: "Snow" will fall over the holiday tree at Center Court while three holiday songs are playing. Also, visit Santa and get a photo taken with him. Special events — ugly sweater day, Dec. 13; pet night, 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 17.

When: 12:25, 3:25 and 6:25 p.m. Dec. 13-24.

The Health Reporter Is In, Dec. 13, 2018

Q: What's the possibility that women under anesthesia at local hospitals could be getting unauthorized pelvic exams by medical students and not know it?

Family Checkbook | Managing the costs of health insurance

When I was a young girl, I remember my grandmother saying she was thankful our family had good health. At the time, I thought that was a silly thing to be thankful for — now, I have a better understanding of what she meant. When we're healthy, we tend to take health for granted; however, our lives change dramatically when poor health or an accident occurs.

Justices won't hear states' appeal over Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday avoided a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood, over the dissenting votes of three justices.

The Law Q&A | Laws evolving on cannabis possession

Illinois Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker announced during his campaign and after his election that he is open to signing legislation submitted by the General Assembly legalizing recreational use of cannabis.

What is the status right now of cannabis possession in the Land of Lincoln?

Payback provision part of UI's deal with Carle Illinois medical school

URBANA — A new document outlining the University of Illinois' promise to cover fundraising shortfalls at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine calls for providing up to $31.4 million through 2025 if needed, but there's a payback provision as donations ramp up.

Marlboro maker places $2.4 billion bet on marijuana

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the world's biggest tobacco companies is diving into the cannabis market with a $2.4 billion buy-in.

Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. is taking a 45 percent stake in Cronos Group, the Canadian medical and recreational marijuana provider said Friday.

Report: Mold 'rampant' at shuttered Tamms prison

TAMMS (AP) — A shuttered southern Illinois prison is infested with mold, dimming area residents' hopes it may someday reopen.

The Southern Illinoisan reports an inspection of the former Tamms Correctional Center found high levels of two types of mold that cause health issues, including respiratory illnesses.

Walgreens expands prescription delivery program nationwide

Walgreens is joining rival drugstore chain CVS Health in expanding home deliveries for prescriptions nationwide, as stores continue adjusting to a retail world made more consumer-friendly by online competition.