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Rauner gets bill legalizing industrial hemp

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House has sent the governor a measure legalizing industrial hemp. The House voted 106-3 Wednesday to allow hemp cultivation for commercial use . Hemp is a form of the cannabis plant

Felony Murder Charges For Streator Shooting Suspects

STREATOR – Three Chicago area residents facing felony murder charges after the shooting death Tuesday of a Streator woman. According to the LaSalle County State’s Attorney’s Office, 24-year-old Hashim S. Waite and 21-year-old Ashanti D. Roberts are

Rauner’s gun veto not all or nothing, aide says

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner is not demanding reinstatement of the death penalty in exchange for Democratic-favored gun restrictions in an all-or-nothing package, an aide said after testimony before a House committee Wednesday. David Risley,