Illinois Medical Marijuana Rules Drop Gun LanguageIllinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section that angered gun owners.
Quinn Signs Medical Marijuana LegislationIllinois has become the 20th state in the U.S. to legalize medical marijuana on Thursday, after Gov. Pat Quinn signed a measure allowing doctors to prescribe the drug to patients with a limited number of serious medical conditions.
Lang Steps Aside As Gambling Expansion Sponsor Over 'Perceived Conflict'The longtime backer of a push to expand gambling in Illinois has dropped his name from a pending bill over "perceived conflict of interest" with a law firm where he's counsel.
Illinois House OKs Medical Marijuana LegislationThe Illinois House Wednesday approved a measure to allow physicians to prescribe marijuana to patients with specific terminal illnesses or debilitating medical conditions.
Group Of Illinois Doctors Backs Medical Marijuana LegislationIllinois lawmakers could vote on legislation to legalize medical marijuana this week, and a group of 250 doctors has urged them to support the measure.
State Lawmaker Ready To Seek House Vote On Medical Marijuana LegislationThe sponsor of legislation that would allow medical marijuana use in Illinois said Tuesday he'll push for a vote on the measure when lawmakers return to Springfield early next month.
Lawmaker Urges More Mental Health Funding After Sandy Hook MassacreAn Illinois state lawmaker said Wednesday that talking about gun control isn't the only conversation we need to have after the shooting massacre at a grade school in Connecticut.
Governor Calls Special Session To Deal With Pension ReformGov. Pat Quinn has called for a special session of the Illinois General Assembly next month in an effort to finally reach a consensus on pension reform.
Quinn Rains On Ill. House Gambling Parade Offering up a direct challenge to a resistant Gov. Pat Quinn, the Illinois House resurrected a huge expansion of legalized gambling Wednesday that includes a land-based casino in Chicago, four more on riverboats and allowing ailing horse-racing tracks to add slot machines.
State Rep Furious Over 'Hostile Amendments' To Pre-Abortion Ultrasound BillA bill to require abortion doctors in Illinois to offer the mother a view of an ultrasound is under attack, by lawmakers attaching hostile amendments.
New Gambling Expansion Plan Fails In Illinois HouseThe Illinois House has voted down the latest proposal to expand gambling in Illinois.