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  • Lawmakers take aim at heroin abuse

    Lawmakers take aim at heroin abuse
    Like a lot of other kids, Mike Bartlett experimented with alcohol and drugs in high school. But his real problem didn’t start until after he had left home, his mother said. A dog bit off his finger, and to ease his recovery, he¬†was given a Vicodin...
  • Members of secret legislative groups ID'd

    Members of secret legislative groups ID'd
    I recently obtained a document distributed by Gov. Bruce Rauner's office detailing the membership lists and meeting times and locations of the secret state legislative "working groups." The governor's office has insisted that not only should legislators...
  • Illinois lawmakers consider bills to fight drug abuse

    Illinois lawmakers consider bills to fight drug abuse
    What started with a Vicodin prescription to deal with a particularly difficult kidney stone spiraled into a painkiller addiction for Bartlett resident Nicholas Gore, one he said made him so desperate to score pills that he'd raid medicine cabinets at real...
  • Bill to extend medical marijuana program passes Illinois House

    Bill to extend medical marijuana program passes Illinois House
    Legislation extending Illinois' medical marijuana program beyond 2017 has passed the Illinois House despite some recent opposition from Gov. Bruce Rauner. The bill is sponsored by Skokie Democratic Rep. Lou Lang. He sponsored the original legislation...
  • Marijuana shop looks likely for Mokena

    Marijuana shop looks likely for Mokena
    A medical marijuana shop seems on its way for Mokena. The Village Board is expected to soon approve an ordinance allowing The Greenhouse Group to operate a dispensary in an industrial park at 9930 W. 190th St. The company has received a state license...
  • Rauner resists extending medical marijuana program for now

    Rauner resists extending medical marijuana program for now
    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner wants the state's medical marijuana program to be thoroughly reviewed before a decision is made on whether to extend it beyond 2017, according to a spokeswoman. "The governor believes there is a lot of time left to evaluate...
  • Rauner cuts deepen budget divide at Capitol

    Rauner cuts deepen budget divide at Capitol
    As the Easter holiday weekend loomed, Gov. Bruce Rauner quietly trimmed $26 million from the state budget, including cuts in funding to bury the poor, help people with autism and aid smokers who want to quit. In the two weeks since, the move has...
  • Will Illinois legalize weed?

    Will Illinois legalize weed?
    As Illinois' medical marijuana pilot program slowly gets underway, advocates say the barriers to legalized recreational weed are falling. If the medical program proves successful and lawmakers see legal weed as a revenue generator for the cash-...
  • 5 things about medical marijuana in Illinois

    5 things about medical marijuana in Illinois
    Before marijuana legalization even can enter the conversation, lawmakers say, Illinois has to see how its medical cannabis pilot program fares. Here are five things you should know about medical weed in Illinois. 1. A year and a half ago, Illinois...
  • Heroin forum focuses on next steps in fight against drug's use

    Heroin forum focuses on next steps in fight against drug's use
    As politicians talked about the next move in the fight against heroin Friday, Alaina Malfeo stood in the back of the room by a memorial set up to victims of heroin overdoses. Her brother Anthony was one who had fallen prey to the drug. He was 22 when he...
  • Emanuel could find help from Springfield elusive

    Emanuel could find help from Springfield elusive
    Just as a victorious Rahm Emanuel was about to step on stage to accept re-election accolades from a raucous crowd at a Near West Side plumbers union hall, he got a call. Bruce Rauner, his friend and Illinois' new governor, was on the line. "We had a...