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Illinois Senate passes marijuana legalization bill Illinois Senate passes marijuana legalization bill

Illinois Senate passes marijuana legalization bill

The state of Illinois is one step closer to legalizing recreational marijuana. The Illinois Senate voted Wednesday to pass the bill, sending it to the House for consideration in the final two days of the session. The vote was 38-17, with two Republicans joining 36 Democrats in supporting it.
Labor unions push for expanded gambling in final days of session Labor unions push for expanded gambling in final days of session

Labor unions push for expanded gambling in final days of session

One of the state’s largest labor unions urged lawmakers to pass an expanded gambling bill in the waning days of the 2019 session, saying it would not only create new jobs but would provide needed funding for a multi-billion-dollar capital improvements plan. The biggest obstacle to passing a gambling measure this year, however, is that with only three days left in the regular session, the...
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