Tag: Illinois

CHICAGO — With 20 minutes to spare, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich landed in Chicago the same day his 14-year prison sentence was commuted by President Donald Trump, signing autographs at O’Hare International Airport as…

Many farmers are wrapping up a frustrating first year of growing hemp, which was legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill. “It’s kind of a good way to start, in that that’s about as bad as…

Winning passage of laws legalizing marijuana use in Missouri and Illinois might have been the easy part. For businesses involved in growing and dispensing marijuana, sales are booming but they have yet to figure out…

A proposal in the Illinois Legislature to make Daylight Saving Time permanent would mean residents there wouldn’t change their clocks twice a year. The Legislature would trade elimination of this minor inconvenience for a world…

CHICAGO — Evanston aldermen on Monday approved directing all sales tax revenue collected from recreational marijuana purchases to a fund that will establish a local reparations program. Officials say the program will help the city’s black…

In 2011, 6-year-old Timmothy Pitzen’s mother picked him up at school in Illinois, took him to the zoo and a water park, and then killed herself at a hotel, leaving a note in which she…

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois coach Brad Underwood had tears in his eyes after his Illini upset Tom Izzo’s ninth-ranked Michigan State Spartans. “Michigan State is a great team, and Tom is a great coach,”…