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First motions for marijuana expungements filed in Cook County First motions for marijuana expungements filed in Cook County

First motions for marijuana expungements filed in Cook County

Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx filed motions in court Wednesday to vacate more than 1,000 low-level marijuana convictions, following through on a recently-passed state law legalizing adult recreational use of the drug. “A criminal record carries with it more than stigma," Gov. J.B. Pritzker said during a news conference following the court hearing.

Time for a change at Capitol Complex? Time for a change at Capitol Complex?

Time for a change at Capitol Complex?

A law mandating baby changing tables be installed in both men’s and women’s restrooms beginning Jan. 1 does not apply to the Illinois State Capitol Complex, but the buildings’ architect plans to add them to some facilities anyway. She said “there is no excuse” not to. The law applies to public restrooms in buildings constructed or significantly remodeled after the...
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