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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)

Illinois Lawmakers Take Up Medical-Marijuana Debate

Will Illinois be the next state to allow medical marijuana prescriptions? CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.


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House Approves Major Gambling Expansion Plan

The Illinois House has passed proposed legislation that would pave the way for a major expansion of casino gambling throughout the state.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2011

Casino Gambling

Casino Expansion Bill Hits Roadblock In House

A Illinois House committee has failed to pass a major expansion of legalized gambling.

CBS Chicago–05/26/2011

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House Committee Endorses Medical Marijuana Proposal

An Illinois House panel today voted to approve the use of medical marijuana for individuals who suffer from chronic pain and debilitating medical conditions. The measure now goes to the full House for a vote.


Casino Gambling

State House Set To Discuss Gambling Expansion

While gambling revenues are on the way down, the number of locations where you can place a bet may be on the way up.

WBBM Newsradio–01/06/2011

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Proposal To Legalize Medical Marijuana Stalls In Ill. House

After lengthy debate in Springfield, an effort to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes in Illinois has stalled in the General Assembly.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2010