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How Was Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel on Cannabis? Not Bad. But Not Great.

On his watch, marijuana arrests nosedived from 21,000 to 129.

Chicago Voters Embrace Cannabis Legalization in a Big Way

63% of voters in Cook County send a message to the state: End prohibition now.

Illinois Governor Candidates at Odds on Marijuana Use

Illinois Democratic candidates for governor say it's time for the state to legalize adult-use cannabis, while Republican candidates oppose the idea.

Illinois Appeals Adding ‘Pain’ as Medical Marijuana Qualifier

The appeal comes weeks after a Cook County judge ordered the state to add "intractable pain" to its list of qualifying medical conditions.

Illinois: Cook County Voters to See Marijuana on March Ballot

County commissioners voted unanimously to put the advisory referendum on the ballot. It could help state lawmakers decide whether to push state legislation.

PBS Travel Host Urges Illinois to Legalize Cannabis

"Marijuana is here to stay," travel guru Rick Steves said. States can either build more prisons to lock up drug users or "figure out a better solution."

Fines for Cannabis in Illinois to Vary Widely Across the State

What's the fine for getting caught with cannabis? It depends on where you are.

Illinois Gov. Rauner Ignores MMJ Pleas, So Local Judge Takes Charge

When Gov. Rauner refused to add any new qualifying conditions, Cook County Judge Neil Cohen stepped in and ordered the changes.