Obama Foundation: 140 Firms Apply To Design Presidential LibraryFoundation Chairman Martin Nesbitt said in a news release Friday the firms that submitted qualifications by the Wednesday deadline are from 25 countries and 60 cities. He says 99 were based in the U.S. and many are Chicago firms.
Illinois Turns Over Marijuana Applications To AttorneysWhile the records remain closed to journalists and the general public, the disclosure represents a win for attorneys representing a disappointed applicant and may eventually shed light on a secretive process. The case is one of several similar lawsuits being closely watched by the new marijuana industry.
Illinois Has Approved 2,000 Medical Marijuana PatientsThe health department says about 19,500 people have started the patient registration process. Of those, about 2,700 have submitted at least part of the application. The tally is still far short of the number of patients the program's coordinator hoped would enroll in the first year.
Decision On Medical Marijuana Licenses Left To Gov. RaunerIllinois Gov. Pat Quinn has decided he will not award licenses to medical marijuana cultivation centers before his term in office ends, his spokesman said Monday.
Illinois Medical Marijuana Patients Now Number 650Illinois Department of Public Health spokeswoman Melaney Arnold said Wednesday almost 13,000 have registered online and started an application. She says about 1,800 people have submitted at least part of the application.
Medical Marijuana ID Card Applications Top 2,000Authorities began taking electronic applications Tuesday from patients whose last names start with letters A through L, with those people able to register through Oct. 31. Officials had expected just a few hundred applications in the opening days.
Cook County Leads Concealed-Carry Permit ApplicationsAlmost one in four of the roughly 23,000 Illinois residents who have applied for concealed carry permits live in Cook County.
Concealed Carry Applications Open For InstructorsThe Illinois State Police say they opened the application process on Wednesday so instructors can apply in advance of the Jan. 5 deadline.
State Police Chief: 'We're Way Ahead Of The Game' Preparing For Concealed CarryIllinois State Police Director Hiram Grau said his agency began preparing to oversee the concealed carry permit process when it became clear Illinois would have to allow people to carry firearms in public.
Dart Slams 30-Day Deadline For Concealed Carry Background ChecksCook County Sheriff Tom Dart said his department doesn't have the manpower, the time, or the money to properly conduct background checks for those who want to carry concealed weapons within the time required under a new state law.
Illinois Gun Buyers Now Waiting More Than 60 Days For FOID CardMore than 70,000 FOID card applications have been received in March, putting it on track to be the record month so far for the program.
CHA Taking Wait List Applications In 3 South Side NeighborhoodsThe Chicago Housing Authority is taking applications to get on its wait list for sites in three adjacent areas of the city.