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Meet John Lausch, Northern Illinois’ New U.S. Attorney

Growing up, Joliet native John Lausch says he didn’t go to baseball games, and that’s how he became a Cubs fan.


Madigan joins attorneys general pushing to allow more banks to lend to cannabis companies

As the legal marijuana industry navigates uncertainty on the federal level, state attorneys general are asking Congress to pass a law allowing banks to work with cannabis companies.


Illinois lawmakers seek feedback on legal marijuana

BLOOMINGTON — State Rep. Kelly Cassidy believes legalization of marijuana for recreational use could pass the Illinois House now, but supporters plan to keep working to win over skeptics, including Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.


Illinois lawmakers hold hearing on marijuana legalization

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle cited a racial disparity in enforcement of laws against the use of marijuana as the reason she now favors legalization of the drug.


Do you favor legalizing marijuana? Then here’s whom to vote for.

As state legislators consider whether Illinois should be the next state to legalize marijuana for recreational use, they most likely would need a governor who supports the idea.


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