Democratic Sen. Mike Frerichs (l) and Republican Rep. Tom Cross (r) are running against each other to be next treasurer of Illinois.
(Sean Powers/WILL)
April 29, 2014

Treasurer Candidates Spar Over Eliminating The Job They Want

Illinois lawmakers have long debated whether to combine the offices of comptroller and treasurer. Both candidates for treasurer are competing to one-up each other over whether the office should even exist.


In this Oct. 16, 2013 file photo, marijuana clone plants that are used to grow medical marijuana are displayed under a light at a medical marijuana cooperative in Seattle.
(Ted S. Warren/AP)
April 29, 2014

Illinois Lawmakers Call For Pot Task Force

As the state of Illinois drafts rules for medical marijuana, Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey wants lawmakers to open up the discussion for recreational pot use.


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