SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a law Wednesday aimed at bringing more young people into the civic conversation. High schoolers of legal age to vote will be able to take two hours out of their school day to cast their ballot thanks to a new law. Governor Pritzker praised the efforts of both […]
The Senate majority leader is planning for each side in the impeachment trial to have 24 hours to present their case, spread over two days. Democrats object to that idea.
NPR reported on Friday that the ticket for a two-hour ride between Chicago and Bloomington-Normal, Ill., stations usually costs $16. Amtrak had based the higher price on adjustments to train cars.
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s personal lawyers are seeking to keep him from having to sit for a deposition in a racial discrimination lawsuit against his campaign. The lawsuit accuses Pritzker’s campaign organization of sidelining minority workers. Pritzker has denied wrongdoing, and in a court filing, says he delegated day-to-day campaign operations to staff. Indeed, […]
There is a new president of the Illinois Senate: Don Harmon, a Democrat from Oak Park, won the support of his colleagues during a special meeting Sunday…
The forceful response follows a summons issued last week by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ahead of President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, which begins Tuesday.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and SpaceX’s Elon Musk called the test of the Crew Dragon capsule a success. NASA hopes to use the capsule to bring astronauts to the International Space Station.
SPRINGFIELD – Members of the Illinois Senate will gather in the Capitol Sunday to choose a new president. This is arguably the most important election in Illinois this year, at least in terms of state government and politics. The Senate president has great power over whether legislation is considered — or killed. Because Democrats have […]
Tuesday marks one year since J.B. Pritzker was sworn in as governor of Illinois. Since then, the state has raised its minimum wage, legalized marijuana,…
Operators of a new recreational cannabis dispensary in Danville say they hope to open in the spring. Chicago-based Cresco Labs operates cannabis businesses in seven states. In Illinois, it owns cannabis cultivation facilities in Joliet, Lincoln and Kankakee, and operates recreational dispensaries under its Sunnyside brand in Rockford, Chicago, Elmwood Park, Buffalo Grove and Champaign. […]
When he was in his early 20s, Matt purchased a pound of weed to split with his friends. The drug dealer dropped it off at his apartment in central Illinois. Moments later, he said, cops stormed in, and arrested Matt and his friends. He spent a night in jail, two-and-half years on probation, and for […]
The long-awaited move announced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sets the stage for a Senate trial to begin next week. Pelosi also plans to name who will present the case for impeachment in the trial.
The candidates clashed over war, gender and health care with less than three weeks to go before the first votes in the Democratic presidential nominating fight.
On just the first day of sales on January 1, legal marijuana in Illinois brought in nearly $3.2 million dollars, with a total of almost $11 million dollars in sales by the end of that week, according to the state. But while recreational weed is now legal in Illinois, it’s still considered a schedule 1 drug at the […]
Rantoul is looking forward to opening a new outdoor family sports complex, in 2021. Hopes for the $20 million project made it easier for village trustees in the Champaign County town to vote to prohibit cannabis-related businesses within their borders. Meanwhile in Vermilion County, city officials in Danville chose to allow cannabis businesses. The two […]