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Apr. 20—After years of rejecting efforts to legalize medical and recreational marijuana, several Republican lawmakers on Wednesday promoted a medical cannabis measure — but with session over, there's almost no chance legislators pass the bill this year. Rallying in support of full legalization for years, some Democrats said the legislation doesn't go far enough to legalize a drug that most ...

CHICAGO — University of Illinois Chicago professor Dick Simpson has lived a life in Chicago’s political and academic spheres for more than 50 years: 44th Ward alderman from 1971-1979; executive board member of the Illinois Political Science Association, a former congressional candidate, political consultant, author and has served on transition teams that advised elected officials such as ...

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President Donald Trump on Saturday nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court in a flag-bedecked ceremony at the White House Rose Garden.