Sunday, April 5, 2019 || By Rebecca Anzel/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Rep. Kelly Cassidy tells Illinois business owners part of her plan for legalizing recreational marijuana for adults will be an increase in the number of retail licenses available. | Rebecca Anzel
SPRINGFIELD — Details of a bill to legalize adult recreational marijuana were not released in the General Assembly this past week despite earlier assurances, but one of the initiative’s primary sponsors said they will be forthcoming “very soon.”
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Thursday, February 21, 2019 || By Igor Studenkov || @maywoodnews
Featured image: A range of lawmakers and experts take part in a community forum on marijuana legalization hosted by state Sen. Kimberly Lightford on Feb. 11. | Igor Studenkov
As a proposal to legalize the adult recreational use of marijuana moves forward in the Illinois General Assembly, state Senator Kimberly Lightford (4th) wants to make sure the black community doesn’t get left out.
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Sunday, November 18, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
District 89 school board member Regina Rivers speaks out against the IASB’s proposed resolution during a press conference convened by state Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch, right, in Chicago. | Photo by Tara A. Gray/Facebook
On Saturday, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (7th) convened a press conference in Chicago to protest a resolution that could have empowered local school boards to allow teachers and administrators to carry guns in school.
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