Rauner awarded licenses to 18 cultivation centers and 52 retail shops, which means Illinois’ first legal marijuana crop could be harvested this year.
Rauner says he doesn’t like to gamble, but he also recognizes the state is losing money to casinos in neighboring states.
Members of a heroin task force in the Illinois House of Representatives are brainstorming for ideas to stop the increase of heroin use in Illinois.
State Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie) thought he had enough votes to pass the three-year pilot program legalizing medical marijuana this week.
Rookies representing their first bills have to stand before an entire legislative chamber and calmly respond to ridiculous questions and dark insinuations.
The House sponsor, State Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie), says he will try again in the spring.