| Feb 3, 2015
| 11:15 AM
With the one-year anniversary of their son's disappearance and death approaching, Morton Grove residents Lovely and Mathew Varughese are taking part in planning commemorations, a church memorial service and a solemn walk to the spot where Pravin's body...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Pat Quinn left the Illinois governor’s office Monday without awarding medical marijuana business licenses, prompting criticism of the delay in getting the drug to patients.
“I was crushed,” said Jim Champion, an Army veteran with...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 8:36 AM
Without explanation, Gov. Pat Quinn's administration has conceded it missed its end-of-the-year target for deciding which businesses will receive permits to begin the state's pilot program with medical marijuana. Some observers think the decision could...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 1:57 PM
A politically connected businessman already twice convicted of fraud pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in financing on luxury car leases at his now-defunct suburban leasing agency.
Marc Zaransky, 51, faces up to about...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:10 AM
Since they won the Super Bowl, members of the 1985 Chicago Bears have made second careers out of promoting apple-pie products like McDonald's, Coca-Cola and G.I. Joe. Now, they can add a more countercultural item to the menu: medical marijuana.
| Jul 31, 2014
Friday's print column You’d think licensed dispensaries for medical marijuana were all-ages opium dens from the wariness bordering on paranoia with which state and local officials are grudgingly preparing for them to open. A year ago Friday, Gov....
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:38 AM
A mix-up in the medical marijuana law created some confusion over the number of pot farms that will be allowed to open in Illinois, state officials said.
Two medical marijuana cultivation centers will now be allowed in a district that includes the...
| May 21, 2014
| 1:17 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- Children who suffer from epilepsy would be able to use medical marijuana to treat their condition under legislation the House overwhelmingly approved today.
The measure would add epilepsy to the list of ailments treatable under the...
| Aug 1, 2014
You'd think licensed dispensaries for medical marijuana were all-ages opium dens from the wariness bordering on paranoia with which state and local officials are grudgingly preparing for them to open.
A year ago Friday, Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:10 AM
State lawmakers have set final rules to allow medical marijuana in Illinois, opening the door for patients to apply for ID cards this fall and to start purchasing legal cannabis by next spring.
Those hoping to get in on the new industry, though,...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:05 AM
For Mike Graham, what started as an aggravation of an old football injury led to a number of failed spinal fusion surgeries before doctors decided to implant a pump to regularly release doses of morphine to try to ease his chronic pain.