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The Land of Lincoln is the first state to legalize recreational marijuana via the legislative process rather than a ballot initiative.
Answers to frequently asked questions about Illinois’ cannabis legalization law.
A bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois is en route to the highest office in the state.
Illinois state senators voted 53-0 to extend a pilot program that would waive the fee to expunge or seal records for those wrongfully arrested or charged with a crime in Cook County.
Illinois lawmakers’ approach to some minor criminal offenses has evolved, but not their treatment of the related criminal records that can haunt someone for life. A pair of bills could change that.
As Illinois works to decriminalize minor offenses, the Restoring Justice Act would adjust sentences for past offenders.
Chicago has seized and sold nearly 50,000 impounded vehicles since 2011, hitching drivers to mounting debts, a recent investigation found. The city’s ticketing laws disproportionately harm low-income residents.
In 2018, Springfield handed Illinoisans more of the same repackaged policy failures. Lawmakers in the coming year should tape to their desks this wish list of taxpayer-friendly reforms.
Illinois’ law mandating a minimum age for leaving children home alone is the most restrictive in the nation. That should change.
Illinoisans convicted of possession of cannabis prior to the state’s 2016 decriminalization law could see those crimes expunged under a bill passed by the Illinois House.