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Jan17

Judge orders Illinois to expand medical marijuana qualifying conditions to include pain

A judge has ordered Illinois officials to add intractable pain as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana, a ruling that could greatly expand access to [...]

Dec12

NIU Board re-approves former Pres. Doug Baker’s $600K severance package

State senator, public have harsh words for trustees. The $600,000 severance package awarded to former Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker, which was invalidated by [...]

Dec12

‘I’m Not in Charge’: Illinois Governor’s Words May Haunt Bid

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner raised eyebrows, then questions about whether he misspoke after he declared "I am not in charge" of the [...]

It’s great to be in the State Capitol.  Being here today calls to mind the first time I spoke on the Senate floor, almost 20 years ago.  And I was passionate, idealistic, ready to make a difference.  Just to stand in that magnificent chamber was enough to fill me up with a heightened sense of purpose.

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