• IDOT releases 6-year construction plan

    by  • April 17, 2013

    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) unveiled details of its six-year road construction plan Wednesday, which includes $144.9 million in road and bridge projects for the 54th Senate District in the coming 2014 fiscal year, according to State Senator Kyle McCarter. For the coming fiscal year, IDOT has identified 16 projects in the District,...

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    IL House passes medical marijuana bill

    by  • April 17, 2013

    According to the Sun Times : A bid to legalize marijuana for a litany of serious ailments and diseases narrowly passed the House Wednesday in a major move that could make Illinois the 19th state to permit the plant’s medical use. “I know every single one of you has compassion in your heart. This...

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    Reid: Letter with ricin or poison sent to senator

    by  • April 16, 2013

    The Associated Press is reporting that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says a letter containing ricin or another poison was sent to the office of Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi. In brief remarks to reporters in the Capitol, Reid did not say when the letter was sent. It’s customary for mail addressed to congressional...

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    Rally protests Patriot bankruptcy plan

    by  • April 16, 2013

    Fourteen people have been arrested in St. Louis after another rally in opposition to Patriot Coal’s bankruptcy plan. Hundreds of miners and supporters gathered today to plant 1,000 white crosses in Kiener Plaza to honor the memory of those who died at coal mines operated by three St. Louis coal companies — Patriot, Peabody...

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    Doctors ask for medical marijuana legalization

    by  • April 16, 2013

    Nearly 250 physicians are calling on Illinois lawmakers to legalize the use of marijuana for patients with serious illnesses. Three physicians spoke during a news conference today. They say marijuana can be a safer and more effective treatment than narcotics for patients with diseases such as cancer and HIV. The Illinois House is expected...

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