Illinois Senate Passes Marijuana Legalization Bill

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 || By Peter Hancock/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Sen. Heather Steans (right) receives high fives and congratulations on the Senate floor from her colleagues and legislative aides after the Senate voted to pass a bill legalizing adult-use recreational marijuana in Illinois on Wednesday evening. | Lee Milner/Illinois Times

SPRINGFIELD – The state of Illinois is one step closer to legalizing recreational marijuana.

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Area Lawmakers React to Illinois Budget Plan | Sugary Beverage Tax Put on Hold

Thursday, July 6, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews The Illinois House voted 71 to 42 on July 6 to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a revenue bill “that will hike the personal income tax rate — while also voting to override two other budget bills,” the Chicago Sun-Times reported on Thursday. For the first time in two years, Illinois has a full budget … Continue reading Area Lawmakers React to Illinois Budget Plan | Sugary Beverage Tax Put on Hold

Guns Plan Approved By Illinois House Falls in Senate, Leaving Maywood Ordinance Intact

By Michael Romain An Illinois House bill that, if passed into law, would’ve effectively wiped out an ordinance here in Maywood that bans the carrying of concealed weapons was defeated in the Senate Executive Committee on Tuesday by a 10-6 vote. Village Ordinance 130.81(a) states, “A person who is not a Village officer shall not carry about his person any concealed pistol, switchblade, knife, metal … Continue reading Guns Plan Approved By Illinois House Falls in Senate, Leaving Maywood Ordinance Intact