New Law Gives Students Hall Pass To Vote

Gov. J.B. Pritzker

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 […]

Gov. Pritzker’s Lawyers Trying To Shield Him From Deposition In Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker

  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, […]

Senators Meeting Sunday To Elect New President

Rotunda of Illinois State Capitol

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 […]

Jason Erkes Of Cresco Labs Discusses Plans For Danville Cannabis Dispensary

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. […]

What Legalization Means For People With Cannabis Convictions In Illinois

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 Challenges of Cannabis Finances

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 […]

The State Of Cannabis: Two Towns, Two Decisions On Cannabis Sales

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 […]