Illinois State Sen. Heather Steans, North Side Democrat, Resigning After 12 Years In OfficeState Sen. Heather Steans (D-Chicago), who was instrumental in the passage of legislation legalizing recreational marijuana and same-sex marriage in Illinois, is resigning from office at the end of the month.
Which States Are Riding The Recreational Marijuana Wave?An analysis commissioned by Illinois lawmakers estimated recreational marijuana sales in the range of $1.6 to $2.5 billion and state revenue in the range of $443 to $676 million each year.
Some State Lawmakers Said It's Time To Legalize Recreational MarijuanaState lawmakers from Chicago's North Side say it's time to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
Bills To Legalize Marijuana Introduced In General AssemblySeparate pieces of legislation aimed at legalizing recreational marijuana use in Illinois were submitted to the state general assembly Wednesday.
Mayor Emanuel Meets With State Lawmakers To Discuss His Legislative PrioritiesAhead of tomorrow’s State of the State address by Governor Bruce Rauner, Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with more than a dozen state lawmakers to discuss his administration’s legislative agenda and efforts on education and public safety, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Illinois Clergy Push For Gay Marriage LegalizationA group of clergy members is pushing to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois.