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Medical marijuana rules unveiled
CHICAGO (AP) — To use medical marijuana in Illinois, patients would be fingerprinted, undergo a background check and pay $150 a year to get a special photo ID under proposed regulations unveiled Tuesday.Continued ...
Gov. hopefuls cool to more marijuana legalization
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois may have a new medical marijuana law on the books, and two other states may have approved the drug's recreational use, but the candidates for Illinois governor this year don't support legalizing it outright in their state.Continued ...
Lawmakers question Illinois' corporate tax breaks
CHICAGO (AP) — Lawmakers on Friday questioned the effectiveness of the tax breaks Illinois gives companies to keep or create jobs, with one legislator saying there's little verifiable evidence the incentives work and another calling the current system "insanity."Continued ...
Illinois expecting flood of Medicaid applications
CHICAGO (AP) — In a matter of days, state workers processing Medicaid applications for Illinois residents who signed up under President Barack Obama's health care law will face a monstrous backlog as thousands of applications stuck in the once-crippled federal enrollment system are transferred.Continued ...
Ill. committee rejects video gambling rules
CHICAGO (AP) — A day after a legislative committee rejected rules aimed at tightening who sells contracts for video gambling terminals and who can do business with the state, the head of the Illinois Gaming Board said Wednesday he will bring the issue back to lawmakers.Continued ...
Fixing economy top priority for GOP gov hopefuls
CHICAGO — All four Republican candidates for Illinois governor said fixing the state's economic woes would be among their top priorities if they win — an issue they'll be trying to distinguish themselves on in a state that's home to one of the nation's highest unemployment rates and a multibillion-dollar backlog of overdue bills.Continued ...
- Feds: More than 61K Illinois residents pick plans
- 3 more health insurers extend payment deadlines
- GOP candidate Rauner flips stance on minimum wage
- Illinois municipalities counting deep freeze costs
- Comment period ending on Illinois 'fracking' rules
- More retired Ill. workers sue over new pension law
- Ill. law limits use of disabled parking placards
- Illinois State Police ready for concealed carry
- Retired Ill. teachers sue state over pension law
- 'Lincoln' movie exhibit opens in Illinois Jan. 17
- Quinn has Christmas lunch with service members
- Last-minute insurance shoppers get 1-day extension
- 'I-55 Bandit' pleads guilty to bank robbery charge
- Pension accounts don't need to sell assets in 2013
- Medical marijuana rules unveiled