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Deadline for Illinois’ first marijuana social equity grants is July 20 Deadline for Illinois’ first marijuana social equity grants is July 20

Deadline for Illinois’ first marijuana social equity grants is July 20

The application deadline is approaching for one of the key programs driving the state’s equity-centric approach to marijuana legalization, and the state is looking to hire hundreds from disadvantaged communities to review those applications.

GOP lawmakers push for tougher penalties in attacks on DCFS workers GOP lawmakers push for tougher penalties in attacks on DCFS workers

GOP lawmakers push for tougher penalties in attacks on DCFS workers

A group of Republican lawmakers on Thursday urged the Senate to take up a bill that increases the penalties for attacks on state social workers employed by the Department of Children and Family Services. The bill passed the House unanimously earlier this session, but has stalled in the Senate.
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