May 08, 2013

Senate Committee OK’s Medical Marijuana

An Illinois Senate committee has approved a proposal that would allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The Senate Executive Committee voted 10-5 Wednesday to send the measure to the full Senate.


Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart
(M. Spencer Green, File/AP)
May 08, 2013

Cook County Sheriff Introduces Concealed Carry Law

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says he's introducing a county ordinance on concealed carry because he's worried Illinois lawmakers won't meet a deadline to file one for the state.


airline
(Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
May 08, 2013

Smaller Airports Take Bigger Hit As Airlines Cut Flights

If you want to see the Fourth of July parade in your little hometown, you should book your flight now. Otherwise, you may have to drive there, or watch a video of the floats via an old friend's smartphone.


 Illinois republican Chairman Pat Brady
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
May 07, 2013

Illinois GOP Chairman Resigns

Illinois State Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady resigned Tuesday morning, following months of GOP infighting sparked by his public support for same-sex marriage.


May 06, 2013

Judge: ‘Changing Philosophies’ Ended Mental Health Court Program

Champaign County State’s Attorney Julia Rietz says the recently ended mental-health court program should have been a way to help people avoid incarceration, not potentially face jail time. Circuit Judge Jeff Ford ended the progam last week over what he calls 'changing philosophies'.


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