In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, marijuana grows at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is working with Illinois police on how to handle a law change making marijuana possession in small am
Seth Perlman/Associated Press
July 29, 2016

Rauner Signs Bill Reducing Pot Penalties

Gov. Rauner has approved a bill making small amount of marijuana possession punishable with fines, not jail. The new law means possessing 10 grams of pot or less will be a civil offense punishable with a fine of up to $200.

July 28, 2016

Chemicals Of Concern; Police Chief Who Took Bullet For Reagan; Lawns & Native Landscape

On the 21st: We talked with scientists about chemicals in everyday products that may be dangerous to pregnant women and children. We also learned about the Chicago neighborhood that will soon be home to the Obama Presidential Library and heard from Orland Park Police Chief Tim McCarthy about his reaction to would-be presidential assassin John Hinckley, Jr.'s release. Plus, we spoke about the American lawn and how to incorporate native plants into home landscaping.

Police officer secure the Stachus hotel after a shooting was reported at a nearby shopping mall in Munich,
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July 22, 2016

Deadly Shooting At Munich Shopping Mall Called “Suspected Terrorism”

Police in Munich, Germany, say 10 people were killed, including the likely attacker, in Friday morning's shooting rampage in the Bavarian capital. They say the deceased suspect is an 18-year-old German-Iranian from Munich. The gunman opened fire in a crowded shopping mall and at a nearby McDonalds. Investigators say the shooter killed himself, and acted alone.

Baton Rouge Police with assault rifles block Airline Highway after police were shot in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, July 17.
Max Becherer/Associated Press
July 17, 2016

UPDATE:Police Killed By Shooter in Baton Rouge; Shooter Also Dead

Three law enforcement officers have been killed and three others wounded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Police say the suspect was shot and killed at the scene, but it's unclear whether he acted alone. A law enforcement official familiar with the investigation identified him as Gavin Long.

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