Monthly Archives: December 2015

According to recently released federal statistics, there was an increase of almost 10 percent in the number of fatal traffic accidents which occurred in the first six months of 2015, compared to the same time period last year. There were … Continue reading

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November saw the long-awaited launch of the Illinois medical marijuana program. The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act was signed into law in August 2013 and went into effect on January 1, 2014. After almost two years of bureaucratic … Continue reading

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The Governor of Illinois has denied clemency for a man who was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the attempted murder of a 72-year-old Mount Vernon woman. The crime happened in 1981, and the man died in prison in … Continue reading

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The heroin epidemic has spread across the country and reached every state. The rate of heroin overdoses in the state of Illinois is one of the highest in the nation. Chicago has gained the rank of the city with the … Continue reading

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