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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)

Legislative Panel OKs Rules For Medical Marijuana

A law enacted last year authorized a four-year pilot project that will expire in 2017. So far, not a single marijuana seed has been planted. But now that rules have been approved, the state agencies running the program can start posting applications for a limited number of grower and retailer permits.

07/15/2014

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Lawmakers Weigh Measure Giving Four-Time DUI Convicts Another Chance

Two of Illinois’ strongest allies in fighting drunken driving were somewhat in disagreement a proposal to give drivers with four drunk driving convictions a chance go get their license back.

WBBM Newsradio–02/20/2014

An example of a temporary visitor's driver's license for Illinois.  (Credit: Secretary of States)

1,200 Immigrants Get Illinois Drivers’ Licenses

Immigrants can currently take license tests at 14 locations across the state. Secretary of States spokesman Dave Druker says 36 locations will offer license tests by the end of the month.

01/15/2014

A handicapped parking placard. (CBS)

Grace Period On Disabled Parking Changes Ends Thursday

If you’ve got a blue disabled parking placard, get ready to shell out for parking at meters in Illinois.

01/15/2014

Residents on the Southeast Side say clouds of black dust from heaping piles of petcoke -- a byproduct of the oil refining process -- consistently blow in and around their homes. (Credit: Zimmerman Law Offices)

Quinn Plans To File Emergency Rules For “Petcoke”

The rules require storage facilities to install dust suppression systems, among other things.

01/13/2014

One of Chicago's pay-parking stations. (CBS)

Officials Drastically Reduce Number Of Free-Parking Placards For Disabled Drivers

Another financial windfall is in store for the parking meter company that’s already fleeced city taxpayers twice. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

11/29/2013

An example of a temporary visitor's driver's license for Illinois.  (Credit: Secretary of States)

Attorney General Warns Of Scams Sparked By Immigrant Driver’s Licenses

The state of Illinois began issuing temporary visitors’ driver’s licenses to those who are not U.S. citizens on Tuesday. Already, prosecutors are reporting scams.

11/13/2013

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Jesse White To Run For Record Fifth Term As Secretary Of State

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced he’s seeking a record-breaking fifth term in office, and for the moment, he’s running without any opposition.

09/12/2013

No Free Parking A Major Change For Drivers With Disabilities

The Illinois Secretary of State’s office is getting out the word: big changes are coming soon for drivers with disabilities.

08/19/2013

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House Backs Driver’s Education Requirement For More Young Drivers

The Illinois House has passed a measure to require online driver’s education courses for young people who don’t take such classes in high school.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2013

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Jesse White Urges More African Americans To Become Organ Donors

White said African Americans account for 56 percent of those who need an organ transplant, but make up 32 percent of the donors.

WBBM Newsradio–04/01/2013

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Candlelight Vigil Held For Victims Of Drunk Driving

There are about 40,000 drunk driving arrests in Illinois each year.

CBS Chicago–12/18/2012

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White helped organize his 48th annual holiday food giveaway, distributing hams and turkeys to the elderly and families in need. (Credit: CBS)

Jesse White Helps Distribute Holiday Food To Needy, Elderly

It has been an annual tradition for White, who at one time was on the other end of the receiving line.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2012

Officials warn that cars that were submerged during Hurricane Sandy, or otherwise suffered water damage in the storm, could end up for sale in the Chicago market. (Credit: CNN)

Waterlogged Cars From Hurricane Sandy Could Make Way To Chicago Market

If you think Hurricane Sandy was a problem only for people on the East Coast, think again.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2012

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

White: Lawmakers Should Do ‘Whatever They Can’ To Kick Smith Out Again

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White said Saturday he hopes state lawmakers find a way to oust Derrick Smith from the Illinois House again, after he was re-elected despite being ousted by his colleagues over his bribery indictment.

WBBM Newsradio–11/10/2012

Lance Tyson will run as a third-party candidate against indicted Democratic Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith in the 2012 election. (Credit: CBS)

White, Quinn Make Final Push To Defeat Indicted Rep. Smith

Former state Rep. Derrick Smith has been indicted for taking a $7,000 cash bribe, and kicked out of the Illinois House, but he still has a good chance of winning back the seat in his West Side district on Tuesday.

CBS 2–11/03/2012

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Secretary Of State Seeks To Eliminate Court Supervision For Drivers In Deadly Crashes

Kill someone with your car, and get a real punishment — that’s the idea behind new proposed legislation in Illinois that could take court supervision off the table in crashes that result in fatalities.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2012

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Authorities Bust Up Auto Theft Ring, Arrest 21

Investigators say they have cracked the case of an auto theft ring that stole some 200 vehicles in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012

Handicapped Parking

Governor Signs Laws To Crack Down On Disabled Parking Fraud

Illinois is increasing penalties for those who misuse parking placards and license plates for the disabled.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2012

Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) leaves the Dirksen Building federal courthouse on March 13, 2012, after he was released on bond, following his arrest for allegedly taking a $7,000 bribe. (Credit: CBS)

Secretary Of State: Rep. Smith Not Stepping Down Because He Needs Money

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is renewing his call for indicted state Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) to step down, and says the lawmaker would have done so if not for the paycheck.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2012

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