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    AGs look for FDA to regulate e-cigarettes

    by  • August 11, 2014 • News

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is urging the federal government to strengthen its proposed regulations for electronic cigarettes to include a ban on the sale of flavored products. Madigan and 28 other state attorneys general submitted comments Friday to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on its proposed e-cigarette rules. The...

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    New concealed carry law troubling Illinois banks

    by  • August 11, 2014 • News

    Illinois’ new concealed carry law has banks grappling with whether they will all customers to bring their guns into their branches. The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reported Friday that more than seven months after Illinois became the last state in the nation to allow concealed weapons, the Illinois Bankers Association is fielding calls from banks about...

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    Town hall meetings set for medical pot program

    by  • August 11, 2014 • News

    Illinois officials are planning three town hall meetings to answer questions about the application process for the state’s new medical marijuana program. Officials announced this week that the first town hall meeting will be Thursday in the southern Illinois city of Collinsville. It starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Kenneth Hall State Regional office...

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    Mentally ill prisoners costing more in Illinois

    by  • August 6, 2014 • News

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The cost of treating mentally ill prison inmates in Illinois is on the rise. According to state purchasing documents and Illinois Department of Corrections projections, taxpayers will be billed more than $17.8 million in the coming year to convert existing prison space into facilities for examining, treating and housing seriously mentally...

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    Quinn defends NRI use of federal disaster funds

    by  • August 6, 2014 • News

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn is defending the use of federal disaster aid in Neighborhood Recovery Initiative. Illinois used $3.7 million from the federal funds awarded to the state in the wake of Hurricane Ike to set up a small business loan program under the NRI. Illinois republicans in congress have called for...

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