Illinois doctors could soon start prescribing marijuana to their patients. Gov. Pat Quinn Thursday signed a bill legalizing medical marijuana. He said it’s needed as a source of therapy for those with crippling medical conditions.
After saying he couldn’t reach Illinois’ House Speaker because he doesn’t carry a cell phone, Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday said he finally got in touch with Speaker Michael Madigan. The governor said he’s called a meeting to address pension reform for Monday.
Illinois came a giant step closer to approving the nation's strictest regulations for high-volume oil and gas drilling as lawmakers approved a measure they hoped would create thousands of jobs in economically depressed areas of southern Illinois.