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The production and distribution of medical marijuana is slowly coming together in Illinois. It’s a complicated process with a lot of factors that need to be worked out before the first patient picks up medication from a state dispensary.

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Entrepreneurs looking to get in on the business side of Illinois' new medical marijuana program are facing fierce competition.  The state has come out with numbers showing just how much.  

The Illinois Department of Corrections is still investigating how an inmate escaped from the Vandalia Correctional Center last week. Investigators talked with more than 100 people to determine how Marcus Battice broke out of the minimum-security facility.

Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer says that'll continue for a while; anyone in contact with Battice in the weeks leading up to his escape must be interviewed. The department has concluded it does NOT need to change what it does to prevent escapes.

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Sycamore officials will perform a test of the city's CodeRED Emergency Notification System on Wednesday, October 1 at 10:00 AM.

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Two Chicago universities are among four finalists to host the Barack Obama Presidential Library.

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Same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana are unconstitutional. That’s the decision by a U.S. appeals court in Chicago today.

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Same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana are unconstitutional. That’s the decision by a U.S. appeals court in Chicago today.

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Gray wolves, American black bears, and cougars (or mountain lions) are now protected species under Illinois law.

Report: IDOT Improperly Hired 250 Workers

Aug 22, 2014
OEIG

A new report says that the Illinois Department of Transportation improperly hired hundreds of workers over the last 10 years.

Thomson Correctional Center

Federal prison officials are getting closer to delivering the economic benefits promised to the tiny Mississippi river town of Thomson. 

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