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Accurate census count key to fair representation, advocates say Accurate census count key to fair representation, advocates say

Accurate census count key to fair representation, advocates say

State Rep. Theresa Mah, a Democrat from Chicago whose district includes most of Chinatown, ties her very presence in the Legislature to an accurate count of Illinoisans in the U.S. Census.

Before 2010, Chicago’s Chinese-American community was divided into four state legislative districts, Mah said.

Marijuana legalization bill advances without public details Marijuana legalization bill advances without public details

Marijuana legalization bill advances without public details

There are no details filed yet for a bill to legalize recreational adult-use marijuana in Illinois, but that did not stop the state Senate Executive Committee from voting on the measure Wednesday. As it stands now, Senate Bill 7 is what is referred to as a “shell bill,” or a vehicle to be amended with substantial language in the future. The shell bill passed committee by a 12-4...
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