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Pritzker Signs Bills Expanding State’s Medical Marijuana Law To Include Autism As Well As Other Conditions


Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker celebrated a pair of new laws Monday that expand the state’s medical marijuana program, including one that gives students more options for taking the drug at school.  “As we continue to reform state government so that … Continue reading

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COOK COUNTY HOME VALUES DOWN 31%, PROPERTY TAXES UP 22% SINCE 2007


Cook County homeowners have yet to recover much of the home value they lost after the 2007 housing market crash. But that hasn’t stopped county homeowners’ property tax bills from climbing. Average home prices in Cook County are 31% lower … Continue reading

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Chicago Attempts to Legislate Wages and Benefits in Private Companies


CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHY WE AS A CITY TRY TO FORCE CHANGES IN WORK WAGES AND BENEFITS IN PRIVATE COMPANIES AS THE CITY OF CHICAGO SCREWS THEIR CURRENT EMPLOYEES AND RETIREES IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE….JUST AS THE DEDICATION AND … Continue reading

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Former Alderman and Schiller Park Lobbyist Hires Criminal Defense Lawyers as Feds’ Net Widens


Since last fall, the IRS has slapped two liens on Zalewski and his wife. On Oct. 12, 2018, the Zalewskis were hit with a lien for $85,864 for unpaid income taxes in 2013, 2014 and 2015. On March 15, 2019, … Continue reading

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CEO of Goodwill Raked In Almost $730,000 in Salary While Paying Employees with Disabilities Pennies


Change.org petition zooms to a quarter of a million people protesting the “Greedwill” giant. — Read on http://www.diversityinc.com/ceo-of-goodwill-raked-in-almost-730-000-in-salary-while-paying-employees-with-disabilities-pennies/

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One More Thing On The Illinois Gas Tax Increase


The state’s new motor fuel tax of 38 cents a gallon will be tied to the Consumer Price Index effective July 2020. That means every March, the Illinois Department of Revenue will use federal inflation data from the previous 12 … Continue reading

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Mayor Of Chicago Attempting to Impose the City Pension Obligations on State Of Illinois-wide Taxpayers for Bale-out


The outlines of how Mayor Lori Lightfoot would like Springfield to help her balance her new city budget are coming into focus, and it looks like she’ll be making a big, big ask. According to knowledgeable sources in Chicago and … Continue reading

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27 Companies Who Hire Adults With Autism


Growing list of companies who hire adults who are diagnosed with autism or are autistic. Includes company information and resources for job seekers. — Read on workology.com/companies-hiring-adults-with-autism/

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Illinois: The Exodus


People are leaving Illinois in droves. Republicans blame the state’s high taxes and its unfunded pension liability, which tops $130 billion. Democrats believe it’s the state’s lack of investment in education and infrastructure.  One thing is certain: Illinois’ population has … Continue reading

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Pregnancy No Bar To Pot Smoking


PREGNANT WOMEN SMOKING MORE POT: Marijuana use in pregnancy has doubled among U.S. women and is most common during the first trimester, government research shows. Overall, 7% of pregnant women, or 1 in 14, said they used marijuana in the … Continue reading

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