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Fight For Medical Marijuana Heating Up
The fight to legalize medical marijuana is heating up in Illinois but Dan Riffle, with the Marijuana Policy Project, says it's time for the war to end. He says it only makes sense to allow sick patients to get the drug legally from their doctors instead of from drug dealers on the street. More than 250 doctors in Illinois want the drug to be legal, calling it one of the safest alternatives to meds like Vicodin and morphine. A vote on the proposal could come as early as today in the House.
Elected Officials May Have Guns Taken Away
Elected officials can carry guns in public if they complete the peace officer firearms training test. But Representative John Cabello wants to strip them of that right. He says the officials shouldn't have privileges that regular citizens don't have. He pushed a bill through committee yesterday but not everyone is on board with the idea. Representative Jay Hoffman says the officials should be able to carry and protect themselves against disgruntled people.
Lawsuit Filed Against Thompson, Reinsdorf
Former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson and Chicago White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf are being sued by the onetime head of the agency that manages U.S. Cellular Field. In a 30-page lawsuit, Perry Irmer alleges she was wrongfully terminated in 2011. Irmer is the former head of the
Illinois Sports Facilities Authority. She alleges Thompson and Reinsdorf - former friends of hers - wielded their influence to get her terminated.
Chicago Mayor Has $1.9 Million In His Campaign Fund
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has $1.9 million in his campaign fund. According to a new campaign finance report, nearly $386,000 of that total was raised in the first quarter. Around 158,000 of Emanuel's contributions this year came from financial interests in California, where his brother is a Hollywood agent.
Jacksons Get New Judge For Sentencing
Former Representative Jesse Jackson Junior and his wife have been assigned a new judge for their felony cases. Court papers filed yesterday didn't explain why the judge who accepted their guilty pleas would NOT be the one to sentence them. Jackson Junior faces up to 5 years in prison for misusing campaign funds, while Sandi Jackson faces up to two-years for tax fraud.
Tossing Cigarette Butts Could Come With Hefty Fine
Smokers in Illinois might think twice before tossing a cigarette butt out the car window if a new bill clears the legislature. That's because doing so could come with a 50-dollar fine. Supporters hope the measure will help clean up the streets. Opponents say the idea is distasteful. The bill passed the House and is headed to the Senate.
Time Closing In On College Illinois Enrollment
Paying for college costs big bucks, but purchasing a pre-paid college plan could help ease the load. Parents have until April 30th to enroll in the state's College Illinois program. It allows families to plan ahead and pay for college in advance at a significantly lower cost. Plans start at 44-dollars a month. Check out PrePayAndSave.org for more details.
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