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Economist says Illinois’ progressive income tax could exacerbate poverty, income inequality


“The U.S. economy was booming, poverty rates were falling across the country, poverty rates actually increased in the state of Connecticut. And 70 percent of that increase in poverty rates could be directly accounted for by the change to a … Continue reading

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How Will Legal Pot Work in the Workplace?


With recreational marijuana becoming legal next year, there are a growing number of questions still to be answered. Here’s what you’re probably wondering… With recreational marijuana becoming legal next year, there are a growing number of questions still to be … Continue reading

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Watch “Leyden 212 Presentation on Vaping at Leyden Parent University” on YouTube


According to the CDC, more than 3.6 million middle and high school students used e-cigarettes over a 30-day span in 2018. That figure includes 4.9% of middle schoolers 20.8% of high schoolers. See the Leyden High School presentation on “vaping”.

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Illinois police authorities will be in “a tough spot” when the recreational use of marijuana becomes legal on Jan. 1.


Illinois law-enforcement officials are “incredibly unprepared” for the potential upswing in impaired driving that could result from legalization of recreational use of marijuana. That view of the impact of House Bill 1438 came from a Chicago-area police officer spearheading a pilot program … Continue reading

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Illinois Pot Industry Buzzing With Union Drives—-Union Label on Weed


The marijuana industry is expected to generate thousands of high-wage jobs in Illinois over the next decade, and there’s a strong chance cannabis growers and sellers will be hiring union labor. Legislation (H.B. 1438) legalizing cannabis for recreational use Jan. … Continue reading

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States Attorneys Across Illinois Continue to Prosecute Cannabis Cases


A Montgomery cancer patient who ordered 42 pounds of THC-infused chocolate to his home in 2014 began serving his 4-year prison term Friday, expressing his gratitude to the judge for accepting a guilty plea on a lesser charge. I happened … Continue reading

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Western Illinois University President Is Forced To Resign and Gets 2 Years of Paid Salary and a Professorship—-Don’t You Just Love Illinois Government !!!


Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas said his final day on the job will be June 30, 2019, ending a presidency marred by employee layoffs, declining student enrollment, and increasing tensions between the administration and faculty. Dr. Thomas made the … Continue reading

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Illinois Gasoline Tax May Be 43.5 Cents Per Gallon In 2025….Think About That…..


Illinoisans will see the state gas tax double starting July 1. But that’s not all: the tax will be tied to inflation, meaning it will automatically rise in future years so lawmakers are shielded from motorists’ ire. Based on current … Continue reading

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Willis Tower SkyDeck ledge cracks under visitors’ feet


Visitors to the Willis Tower’s SkyDeck got an extra scare Monday when the attraction’s protective layer covering the glass splintered into thousands of pieces. — Read on http://www.cnn.com/2019/06/12/us/willis-tower-skydeck-cracks-trnd/index.html

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New Trier, other wealthy school districts shifting their built-in pension spiking costs to taxpayers statewide……….OUCH…….!!!


To spike their pensions, New Trier high school teachers, a few years from retirement, had six percent annual bumps in salary written into their 2016-2019 contracts. We are noting the automatic salary increases in a recent analysis of a quiet legislative maneuver … Continue reading

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