New Medical Marijuana Lawsuits Question Illinois PermitsThere are now four lawsuits naming the Illinois Department of Agriculture as a defendant and 33 months left in the state's pilot program, which has been troubled by questions about background checks and how the government selected businesses.
Brawl Erupts At East St. Louis Food Stamp OfficeA dispute over a spot in line at a food stamp office downstate escalated into a full-fledged brawl.
Girl Free After Being Held For 2 Years As Sex Slave DownstateA 17-year old girl is free and safe, after escaping from an East St. Louis area home where she was allegedly held captive for more than two years.
East St. Louis Beaming With Pride After Silver Medalist’s Win At Olympics Illinois native Dawn Harper won the silver medal Tuesday in the Women’s 100-meter Hurdles at the Olympics.
East St. Louis Native Dawn Harper Takes Silver In HurdlesOnly a handful of the nearly 20 athletes with ties to Illinois and the Chicago area are still competing at the Olympics. Tuesday’s action features several high profile Track & Field events.
State May Take Over School Districts In North Chicago, East St. LouisThe school districts in North Chicago and downstate East St. Louis are a step away from a state takeover.
Downstate Pee Break Ultimately Leads To Federal ConvictionA downstate man picked the wrong place for a pee break back in November, as it has now led to his arrest and conviction on federal drug and weapons charges.
NW Suburb Gets Grant For Riverfront Face-LiftA northwest suburban Chicago community will receive $8 million in state money to help revitalize its urban riverfront.

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