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23 05, 2018

Laura Ellman’s campaign is a family affair

2018-06-14T21:07:51+00:00

Laura Ellman swears her house is a “disaster” and that her kids, Lizzie, 17 and Barrett, 14, haven’t had a home-cooked meal in months. But it’s all for good reason. In her run for state Senate, Laura’s family has been her greatest support system. Laura reflected on her upbringing and [...]

30 04, 2018

Gun bills have seen mixed success in General Assembly

2018-04-30T19:57:37+00:00

State Sen. Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, has filed some version of gun dealer licensing legislation every year since he began serving in the General Assembly in 2003. In all those years, Harmon’s efforts have not borne fruit, dying in one form or another due to lack of support. Though his [...]

27 04, 2018

State Senate OKs marijuana as an opioid alternative

2018-04-27T15:54:17+00:00

Illinois lawmakers are turning to marijuana to fight opioid abuse. The Senate voted 44-6 on Thursday to allow doctors to prescribe medical marijuana as an alternative to opioids. Those addicted to opioids would also be eligible to apply for a medical card to use marijuana. The proposal now would need [...]