Illinois

Nearly $3.2 million in legal weed was sold in Illinois on the first day of sales, marking one of the strongest showings in the history of marijuana legalization

Customers spent almost $3.2 million on legal weed in Illinois on the first day of recreational marijuana sales Wednesday, marking one of the strongest showings… READ MORE

Illinois wants to get rolling on weed sales, but some say only white men are set to profit

by Grace Hauck USA TODAY
December 23, 2019
CHICAGO — Illinois is about to become the 11th state in the nation to allow the sale of recreational marijuana. But when the floodgates open… READ MORE

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot to Buttigieg: ‘Break that NDA’ to have ‘moral authority’ against Trump

by TAL AXELROD - The Hill
December 9, 2019
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) on Friday pressed White House hopeful Pete Buttigieg to break his nondisclosure agreement (NDA) with McKinsey & Company so he… READ MORE

Recreational marijuana is legal in Michigan and will soon be legal in Illinois

by Grace Hauck USA TODAY
December 2, 2019
Two Midwestern states are breaking into the recreational marijuana market, and dispensaries are expecting huge crowds. Legal weed sales began Sunday in Michigan, where a… READ MORE

Chicago teachers approve ‘historic’ contract that ended 11-day strike

by Grace Hauck USA TODAY
November 18, 2019
CHICAGO — Teachers officially approved a contract deal Friday following an 11-day strike in the nation’s third-largest school district last month. Teachers went on strike… READ MORE

Chicago teachers go on strike, putting new Mayor Lori Lightfoot to the test

by Nicholas Sakelaris, UPI
October 18, 2019
Teachers in Chicago officially went on strike Thursday over class sizes and pay The city pre-emptively canceled school Thursday for the district’s 360,000 students knowing… READ MORE

Illinois has issued 300,000 REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses

by Chicago Tribune
September 23, 2019
Illinois has issued about 300,000 state driver’s licenses that are compliant with a 2005 law aimed at strengthening rules for identification at airports and federal… READ MORE

Illinois offers amnesty to delinquent taxpayers in hopes of collecting $175 million

by DAN PETRELLA, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
September 18, 2019
Illinois taxpayers who owe the state back taxes can pay off their debts during a six-week period this fall without penalties or interest. The Illinois… READ MORE

Chicago Teachers Union group’s trip to Venezuela, praise of socialist leader slammed as ‘propaganda tour’

by Chicago Tribune
August 20, 2019
The recent trip to Venezuela by a group calling itself a Chicago Teachers Union delegation has upset some union members and expats who question the… READ MORE

Illinois Nixes Family Planning Money After Trump ‘Gag Rule’

by Newsmax
August 20, 2019
Gov. J.B. Pritzker says Illinois will not use federal family planning funds as long as Republican President Donald Trump’s administration prohibits women’s health clinics from… READ MORE

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