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Applications for Medical Marijuana Now Available

Applications for Medical Marijuana Now Available

Medical Cannabis Pilot Program informational meeting takes place Wednesday, Aug. 20, in Chicago.
Should Your State Legalize Pot?

Should Your State Legalize Pot?

With the economical benefits of legalized marijuana working for Colorado, is your state the next in line?
Do You Know Where to Vote Tuesday?

Do You Know Where to Vote Tuesday?

You can double check your polling place and see a sample ballot online.
Free Health Care Enrollment Day in Glenview Saturday

Free Health Care Enrollment Day in Glenview Saturday

Daniel Biss, Jan Schakowsky, Laura Fine and Robyn Gabel are hosting the event as the ACA enrollment deadline approaches.
Record Number of Voters Registered in Suburban Cook County

Record Number of Voters Registered in Suburban Cook County

Nearly 5,500 new 17- and 18-year-old voters registered to vote during registration events held at 89 high schools around suburban Cook County in January and February
Same Sex Couples Can Marry Now in Cook County

Same Sex Couples Can Marry Now in Cook County

Gay couples wanting to marry won't have to wait until state law goes into effect in June.
Spurned Lovers, Take Note: IL May Ban Revenge Porn

Spurned Lovers, Take Note: IL May Ban Revenge Porn

Rep. Scott Drury has proposed legislation that would make posting explicit photos of someone without their consent a felony sex crime.
Passionate Speakers Reject Government Control Of Niles Trees

Passionate Speakers Reject Government Control Of Niles Trees

Residents criticized the part of a proposed Niles tree ordinance that would prevent people from cutting down trees on private property without a permit.
Who Is Sgt. Cory Remsburg?

Who Is Sgt. Cory Remsburg?

President Barack Obama's tribute to the wounded military man resulted in a long ovation and many wiping tears from their eyes.
What Obama Could Learn From Pete Seeger for SOTU Address

What Obama Could Learn From Pete Seeger for SOTU Address

In Tuesday's State of the Union address, will President Obama channel the spirit of Pete Seeger?
Cyber Insecurity: What You Need to Know

Cyber Insecurity: What You Need to Know

A surge of cyber attacks affecting millions of Americans has many of us wondering what to do.
Armed Robbery Investigated At Arlington Heights Bank

Armed Robbery Investigated At Arlington Heights Bank

The TCF Bank was inside Jewel-Osco store.
Salt Shortage Means Slippery Roads: Are You At Risk?

Salt Shortage Means Slippery Roads: Are You At Risk?

Park Ridge is no longer salting residential streets because it can't find salt to buy at any price. Will we all be sliding on the roads soon?
Metra Already Warning About 'Likely' Monday Delays

Metra Already Warning About 'Likely' Monday Delays

Temperatures are expected to drop well below zero on Monday, Jan. 27 and Tuesday, Jan. 28.
Is Internet Freedom a Thing of the Past?

Is Internet Freedom a Thing of the Past?

A close look at the current battle over net neutrality, and how last week’s ruling will affect the future of internet freedom.
Why is Poverty Moving to America's Suburbs?

Why is Poverty Moving to America's Suburbs?

A look at the growth of poverty in the suburbs of America.
Harry Potter Stamps Flying to a Post Office Near You

Harry Potter Stamps Flying to a Post Office Near You

Postage prices will rise on Jan. 26.
Morton Grove Hires Lobbyist To Get State Money

Morton Grove Hires Lobbyist To Get State Money

The village is trying to get grant money to fund a new police station and other needs, according to the Morton Grove Champion.
Former Skokie Police Station Being Sold To Non-Profit

Former Skokie Police Station Being Sold To Non-Profit

The Skokie Village Board will vote Jan. 21 on whether to sell the building to an agency which serves the developmentally disabled.
Video Gaming Nets Morton Grove $5,000 A Month

Video Gaming Nets Morton Grove $5,000 A Month

The village has seven licensed places people can play; mayor said he hasn't heard complaints.