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.
(United States Department of Health and Human Services)
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'.
llinois Gov. Pat Quinn has announced that federal grants worth $28 million will be distributed to qualifying community groups that want to help educate consumers about the new online marketplace for health insurance.