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Illinois Lawmakers Hear Case For Legal Marijuana – 4/20/17

April 20th, 2017

>>Illinois Lawmakers Hear Case For Legal Marijuana

The woman who’s leading Illinois’ push for legal, recreation marijuana says two years ago she would’ve voted ‘No.’ But yesterday, Chicago Democrat Heather Steans told a legislative hearing in Chicago that she’s changed her mind. Steans listened as advocates made the case for legal marijuana, and supporters say three-quarters of a million people already use it. Marijuana critics will get their day before lawmakers soon.

Group Blasts Rauner Over Vow To Veto Abortion Bill – 4/20/17

April 20th, 2017

>>Group Blasts Rauner Over Vow To Veto Abortion Bill

An abortion-rights group is blasting Governor Rauner for vowing last week to veto an abortion bill. The Personal PAC released a 2014 questionnaire yesterday from Rauner in which he pledges support for the bill. The measure would ensure abortion remains legal in Illinois and also allows women to use Medicaid and state health insurance to pay for the procedure. The group’s CEO, Terry Cosgrove, said the governor betrayed them. He also accused him of lying to the voters about his position on reproductive rights.

LaHood Faces Angry Crowd In Town Hall – 4/20/17

April 20th, 2017

>>LaHood Faces Angry Crowd In Town Hall

Central Illinois Congressman Darin LaHood won his district with 72-percent of the vote. But very few of his supporters turned out for LaHood’s town hall meeting last night. Instead a crowd of 700 unfriendly faces shouted, jeered, booed, and heckled LaHood over Obamacare and President Trump’s taxes. LaHood says disagreements are part of American democracy.

Rock Island County Eyes Pre-School For Nursing Home – 4/19/17

April 19th, 2017

>>Rock Island County Eyes Pre-School For Nursing Home

Pre-schoolers could soon be learning alongside senior citizens in Rock Island. The county is considering a plan to add a pre-school at the Hope Creek Care Center. Rock Island County’s Regional Office of Education is pushing the idea of an “inter-generational school.” County leaders say they’re looking at the partnership as a way to bring in some more money.

No United Employees Fired Over Dragging Incident – 4/19/17

April 19th, 2017

>>No United Employees Fired Over Dragging Incident

No United Airlines employees will lose their jobs after a Kentucky doctor was dragged off a flight last week at O’Hare Airport. CEO Oscar Munoz said yesterday the incident was a “system failure” and that the airline never considered firing anyone. He says United is reviewing policies to prevent a similar situation.