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  • Friday, April 16, 2021
    State lawmaker wants to rework foot-chase policy and end a legal defense police use: ‘No way we could continue to go on like this’
    Legislature (56) , Police (28)
    “The fact that when police look at me, or someone who looks like me or someone that looks like the young boy who was killed, they don’t see them the way they see a white person, a white boy,” Ford said. “They don’t see us the way they see someone with white skin.”

    After the release of a video showing a police officer fatally shooting 13-year-o...   read more >

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  • Friday, April 16, 2021
    The $6 million Madigan? Former Illinois House speaker reports spending millions in legal fees
    Legislators (former) (58)
    The Southwest Side Democrat is no longer the speaker of the Illinois House, a state representative or leader of the state Democratic Party. But he’s still Public Official A, the name given to him in a federal document that continues to be a boon to lawyers. A total of $6,798,304.20 to be precise.

    Mike Madigan has spent over $2.7 million on lawyers so far this year al...   read more >

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  • Friday, April 16, 2021
    Legal weed’s first year in Chicago: High arrest rates for Black people, a boutique experience for others
    Marijuana, Medical, Recreational

    Marijuana legalization has been a boyhood dream come true for Keith Fort, a recently retired stage manager for live events who said he’s glad Chicago finally joined the ranks of other weed-friendly cities he’s visited.

     

    “Fifty years I’ve waited for legalization. I’m 66 years old,” he ...   read more >

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  • Friday, April 16, 2021
    Are ties to marijuana industry a problem for suburban lawmaker seeking CBD rules?
    Marijuana, Medical, Recreational

    Deerfield Democratic state Rep. Bob Morgan says the CBD Safety Act he sponsored would make consumers safer and would benefit Illinois growers of hemp, the source of many CBD products.

     

    Hemp growers in Illinois disagree, saying HB 147 will hurt them and benefit marijuana companies, which have ties to Morgan and have cont...   read more >

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  • Friday, April 16, 2021
    Illinois bill would make killing a police dog while driving under influence a felony

    Lawmakers advanced a bill Thursday to make it a felony offense if a person kills or injures a police animal while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

    Rep. Joe Sosnowski, R-Rockford, sponsored House Bill 3019, which passed with 72 votes in favor. He said it was brought to him by a state’s attorney from his district.

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  • Friday, April 16, 2021
    New Berlin man appears in court to hear charges in gun-threat case involving state senator

    A 54-year-old New Berlin man appeared in court Thursday to hear the criminal charges against him for allegedly pointing a loaded handgun at a state senator from Chicago and threatening the lawmaker while the two were driving cars March 15 in Springfield. 

    Michael L. Hoyle wasn’t ask...   read more >

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