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A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Decision Looming On Marijuana Legalization In Illinois

Medical marijuana supporters are hoping the Governor will sign a bill in the coming weeks legalizing the drug for medical use.


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Illinois Lawmakers To Take 12 Unpaid Furlough Days

Illinois lawmakers will take a pay cut starting next month under a new law signed Saturday by Gov. Pat Quinn.


Juan Rangel, CEO of the United Neighborhood Organization, announced he's stepping down from the board that oversees the community group and its charter school network, in the wake of a scandal that led the state to freeze $98 million in funds for a new high school. (Credit: CBS)

UNO CEO: Construction Of New Charter School Back On Track

The head of the United Neighborhood Organization says, now that Governor Quinn has released nearly 100-million-dollars in state funding, everything is back on track for the opening of UNO’s newest charter school, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.


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Ill. Legislature Agrees To Form Committee To Solve Pension Crisis

CBS 2′s Chief Correspondent Jay Levine takes a look at what the 10 member conference committee appointed today hopes to accomplish.


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Lisa Madigan Still Undecided On Run For Governor

Illinois’ Attorney General says she hasn’t made her mind up yet about running for the job now held by Pat Quinn, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.



Quinn To OK Funding For New UNO School

State funding is flowing again for construction of the United Neighborhood Organization’s newest charter school. WBBM’s Bob Roberts explains.


Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Calls Out Legislative Leaders Over Pension Inaction

Gov. Pat Quinn has called out the state’s top two Democratic legislative leaders over the General Assembly’s inaction on pension reform.


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Activists Continue To Press Quinn To Save Roseland Hospital

Community activists demonstrated outside the Thompson Center in the noon hour – asking Governor Quinn to save the financially-troubled Roseland Hospital.


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Illinois Senate Rejects House Pension Reform Plan

The Senate’s overwhelming rejection of House Speaker Michael Madigan’s fix for a $97 billion retirement-plan crisis leaves lawmakers heading into their final day in the Capitol on Friday with the state’s most pressing crisis continuing to stare them in the face.



Emanuel, Quinn And Panetta Mark Memorial Day With Parade And Wreath Laying

Mayor Emanuel, Governor Quinn, and the former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta led the way as Chicago marked Memorial Day with a parade down State Street.


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Parents Of Children Killed In Newtown Lobby For Gun Control In Illinois

The parents of three children killed at Sandy Hook School in Newton, Connecticut, stood with Governor Quinn today at the Thompson Center – in support of new legislation to ban the sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines in Illinois.


Flooding overwhelms homes in Fox Lake. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

President Obama Signs Disaster Declaration For Illinois Flooding

President Obama has signed a disaster declaration for 11 counties in northeastern Illinois, including the entire Chicago metropolitan area. WBBM’s Bob Roberts says it opens the door for homeowners and businesses to seek disaster assistance.


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Quinn Urges Tax Filers To Support Fund For Military Families

Governor Quinn is making a pitch to last-minute filers to give a little back, and support military families, reports WBBM’s Michele Fiore.


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Quinn Talks Anti-Violence At Chicago Churches

Gov. Pat Quinn spent his second consecutive Sunday at Chicago houses of worship calling for more anti-violence efforts on city streets and the need for an assault weapons ban — pointing specifically to the recent shooting death of a 6-month-old girl.


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Politicians Commemorate Casimir Pulaski

Illinois’ top political leaders flocked to the Northwest Side to join in the commemoration of Casimir Pulaski. They praised his heroism in the past, and called for political action in the present.


A sample temporary visitor driver's license. (Credit: Illinois Secretary of State's Officer)

Quinn Signs Driver’s License Law For Immigrants

Governor Quinn has signed a new law that allows undocumented immigrants the right to obtain a drivers license.


Dan Rutherford

Rutherford: Credit Downgrade Could Cost State $95 Million

Standard and Poor’s decision to lower Illinois’ credit from A to A- comes just days ahead of plans to issue $500 million in bonds.


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Chicagoans Take Part In National Day Of Service

Volunteers from Chicago Cares and Target spent the day at Sexton Elementary School on the South Side.


Gov. Pat Quinn promotes veterans cash lotto tickets at Hines VA Hospital. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Promotes Veterans Lotto Tickets For Christmas

Governor Quinn dished out the idea at a news conference at the Hines VA Hospital Sunday.


The leaves of many trees in Illinois have been left wilting, curling, and turning brown due to the severe drought conditions in most of the state. (Credit: CBS)

Gov. Quinn Asks For Drought Disaster Designation In Illinois

Gov. Pat Quinn is asking for Illinois to be designated a drought disaster area.