Recreational Marijuana To Be Legal In IllinoisState representatives voted 66 to 47 in favor of legalization, two days after the senate passed the bill. It goes into effect January 1. But there will still be restrictions.
Time Ticks Away In Springfield As Legislative Session Wraps UpWith Friday being the last day of the spring session, Illinois lawmakers have a lot on their plate. At issue for house members are the budget, abortion rights, expanded gambling and the legalization of recreational marijuana.
Illinois Senate Passes Recreational Marijuana Bill, Sends It Back To HouseIllinois is one step closer to legal recreational marijuana, and lawmakers are moving quickly. 
OK To Smoke, Not To Grow? States Wrestle With Homegrown PotA provision that would allow for the growing of five plants per residence for recreational use seemed likely to be jettisoned because of push-back from the police, who argue that allowing homegrown pot would fuel illicit drug sales.
Full Agenda Facing Illinois Lawmakers Before Close Of WeekThe legislative session closes Friday, giving Illinois lawmakers three days to pass legislation to legalize recreational marijuana and change the tax code. 
Illinois Lawmakers Greeted With A Full Plate As They Return From BreakIllinois lawmakers returned to the floor Tuesday after a two-week break. Here are some of the top issues facing legislators as the spring legislative session enters its final weeks prior to the scheduled May 31 close. 
Pritzker: 'I'm Going To Make Sure All Voices Are Heard'"We're shortly going to be having conversations with leadership about rate structure, for the graduated income tax, to make sure we have a fair tax system. That's the very first thing we're going to go after over the next week or two, we'll be having those conversations."
Marlboro Maker Places $2.4 Billion Bet On MarijuanaMarlboro maker Altria Group Inc. is taking a 45 percent stake in Cronos Group, the Canadian medical and recreational marijuana provider said Friday.
Michigan Voters Approve Recreational MarijuanaSupporters say it will raise roughly $130 million in additional tax revenue each year that will go toward road repairs, schools and local governments. They also say it will allow for greater regulation of pot usage and for the police to focus on more pressing problems.
Driving While High: Just How Dangerous Is It?Would you like to legally light up in Cook County? That's the question voters will be asked when they go to the polls next week.
Preckwinkle Supports Legalizing Marijuana In IllinoisCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, in favor of legalizing recreational pot use, points to racial disparities in law enforcement.