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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 [...]

23 04, 2018

Automatic voter registration big step forward

2018-04-23T17:51:50+00:00

"Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves, and the only way they could do this is by not voting." -- President Franklin D. Roosevelt ILLINOIS soon will join the ranks of states making it easier for eligible citizens to register [...]

11 04, 2018

Illinois Senate Approves Equal Rights Amendment

2018-04-11T19:49:55+00:00

The Illinois Senate voted Wednesday to ratify Equal Rights Amendment to guarantee in the U.S. Constitution that rights can’t be denied because of a person’s sex, an effort supporters say has renewed importance amid of the #MeToo movement that has put a spotlight on women’s issues. The measure passed on [...]

21 03, 2018

Democratic turnout was up 300 percent from 2014.

2018-03-21T17:19:37+00:00

While there weren’t any earth-shattering upsets in the Illinois primary election on Tuesday night, there were still more signs of a steady Democratic wave building in the fall. Turnout among Democratic voters was up substantially over the past few midterm election cycles, according to several early reports, and more Republican [...]

20 01, 2018

Organizers say 300K descend on downtown Chicago for Women’s March

2018-01-20T23:34:03+00:00

Sandra Whitmore attended her first protest in 1968. Then 30, she joined others in San Francisco to publicly burn their bras, she said. The experience was so intoxicating, Whitmore said, that she's attended dozens of protests in the five decades since. On Saturday, the mother of four, now 80, attended [...]