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Medical marijuana. (Credit: CBS)

New Medical Marijuana Lawsuits Question Illinois Permits

There 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.

04/02/2015

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)

Medical Marijuana Lawsuit Focuses On Secret Permitting Process

A Cook County judge is expected to hear arguments Tuesday on what documents should be part of the case. A Chicago company called PM Rx is suing the Department of Agriculture, claiming the agency broke its own rules when awarding marijuana cultivation permits.

03/10/2015

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State Encourages Consumers To Buy Products Made In Illinois To Boost Economy

The state of Illinois is kicking off a campaign today to get you to try to buy more products that are made in Illinois.

07/17/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Laid Off Agriculture Employees: Quinn Broke His Promise

Some Illinois state Department of Agriculture employees are not only being laid off, but they say Gov. Pat Quinn broke his promise to them.

WBBM Newsradio–10/24/2011

An Emerald Ash Borer Beetle. (James Zablotny/USDA Photo)

Ash Borer Problem Still Growing In Illinois

Five years after the Emerald Ash Borer beetle was discovered killing ash trees in Illinois, the battle is becoming more ferocious.

WBBM Newsradio–09/05/2011