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  • Letter: Dollar signs are superseding consequences of pot legalization

    Letter: Dollar signs are superseding consequences of pot legalization
    Shortly after being sworn into office, Gov. Bruce Rauner told General Counsel Jason Barclay to move ahead on the authorization process to establish a list of growing and dispensary centers for medical marijuana. But even before Illinois' Medical Cannabis Pilot Program is up and operating, legislation was introduced — SB 7538 and HB 21 — by state Sen, Michael Noland, D-Elgin, and state Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, respectively, in their attempts to dismantle drug laws.
  • Letter: Will dollar signs supersede the folly of further pot legalization?

    Shortly after being sworn into office, Governor Rauner told General Counsel Jason Barclay to move ahead on the authorization process to establish a list of growing and dispensary centers for marijuana. But even before Illinois' Medical Cannabis Pilot...

    Endorsements for Illinois House

    Endorsements for Illinois House
    The Tribune offers endorsements today in contested races for the Illinois House. 5th District: Republican newcomer Collin Johnson lives in the South Loop and spends most days inside Chicago public high schools overseeing a tutoring program. He is...

    Illinois could be first state to ban microbeads

    Illinois could be first state to ban microbeads
    The tiny plastic particles found in many facial cleansers and soaps promise a gentle scrubbing and luxuriously smooth skin. But those little beads of grit are also piling up in waterways, where they can suck up toxins and harm wildlife,...

    Illinois test vote on concealed carry fails

    Illinois test vote on concealed carry fails
    SPRINGFIELD—The Illinois House overwhelmingly rejected a concealed carry measure today in an emotional test vote on the controversial gun legislation. The legislation emerged in the form of an amendment that was modeled after a highly restrictive...