• Patients starting to receive medical pot approval

    by  • September 29, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD — Seriously ill Illinoisans are starting to find out if they’ll be able to legally use medical marijuana. Jim Champion, who was the first person to apply to be part of the state’s Medical Cannabis Pilot Program, tells the Chicago Sun-Times he got an acceptance letter last week telling him he’s in the...

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    Centralia PD searching for armed robbery suspect

    by  • September 29, 2014

    CENTRALIA — A reported armed robbery over the weekend has Centralia police still searching for a suspect. According to reports, an armed robbery just before 9 p.m. Saturday night of the Casey’s General Store on the east side of Centralia has police looking for a suspect described as a shorter black male, approximately 150-pounds...

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    Salem woman jailed for stabbing daughter’s boyfriend

    by  • September 29, 2014

    SALEM — A 49-year-old Salem woman is in jail Monday morning and a Salem man was transported to a St. Louis area hospital following a reported domestic violence incident. Laura L. Holstlaw is being held Monday morning in the Marion County jail, charged with aggravated domestic battery in connection with an alleged stabbing Sunday...

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    Scandal revisiting ex-Senator Roland Burris

    by  • September 26, 2014

    CHICAGO — According to a report from the Chicago Sun-Times, former U.S. Sen. Roland Burris tried to “shake down” a business for a $250,000 a year job as a financial consultant in return for Burris’ help promoting the business’s products to the U.S. military, court documents in a trial due to to start next...

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    Report shows 12 companies under Rauner went bankrupt

    by  • September 26, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — A scathing report has been issued about how Bruce Rauner’s investment firm did business while he was still heading it up. Lee Enterprises reports that at least 12-companies owned by Rauner’s investment firm have filed bankruptcy. More than half of them went under while he was in charge. Rauner served on...

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    Quinn opposes legalizing recreational pot use

    by  • September 26, 2014

    CHICAG0 (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn isn’t in favor of Illinois following in the footsteps of Washington and Colorado when it comes to marijuana. While Quinn is open to discussing decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of pot statewide, he doesn’t think the next step will be to legalize its recreational use. Chicago police...

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