Senator Durbin On Board to Raise Tobacco-Buying Age to 21Durbin has a long history of proposing new regulations on tobacco, like his successful effort to ban smoking on commercial flights.
Illinois 2 Months Away from Legal Marijuana SalesThe number of applications for medical marijuana cards has increased by 40 percent since March.
BSA Allows Gay Leaders, Churches Can Still Be ExclusiveThe Boy Scouts of America has ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.
St. Louis County Councilwoman Seeks $10 Minimum WageHazel Erby says her bill would raise the St. Louis County minimum wage to $10 per hour in 2016
Missouri LGBT Equality Advocate: Gay Marriage Ruling 'An Incredible Win'St. Louis Catholic Archbishop Robert Carlson says the decision by the Supreme Court to effectively change the legal definition of marriage in the United States does not alter what he calls "the unassailable truth that marriage is."
Supreme Court Extends Same-Sex Marriage NationwideThe Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.
Illinois's New Weed Businesses Worried About Gun LawsMedical Marijuana hasn't been sold legally in Ill., yet, but business owners are worried about being liable for gun incidents at their stores.
Sunday Notebook: Johnson's Slip, Cannabis Sales SpikeDan Reardon found a small story in the Seattle Tribune about Marijuana sales this weekend in Washington.
Happy Hour Bill Awaits Gov. Rauner's ApprovalHappy hour drink specials have been banned in Illinois since the late 1980s, but they could make a comeback under a measure awaiting the governor's signature.
Mo. House Passes Expansion of the Castle DoctrineA guest on someone's private property could soon have legal rights to use deadly force if the property owner gives consent.
Missouri House Endorses Legalizing Growth of Industrial HempMissouri would regulate and license the growing of industrial hemp as a raw material for manufacturing under a measure supporters say is an economic development measure.
Former Homeless Man Threatens to Sue City Over New Football StadiumA former homeless man is going up against the city of St. Louis on the issue of funding for a new football stadium.

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