CHICAGO â When retailers open state-approved medical marijuana shops in Illinois later this year, they will face a distinct disadvantage in luring prospective patients across their thresholds: Marijuana will always be cheaper on the black market.
CLEVELAND â A patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects during a 137-shot barrage of gunfire was acquitted Saturday in a case that helped prompt the U.S. Department of Justice determine the city police department had a history of using excessive force and violating civil rights.
WASHINGTON â A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections.
WASHINGTON â In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House.
WASHINGTON â Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later classified âsecretâ at the request of the FBI, according to documents released Friday, underscoring lingering questions about how responsibly she handled sensitive information on a home server.
BEIRUT â Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and imposing their strict interpretation of Islam, activists said Friday.
CHESTER â A southern Illinois judge has granted Drew Peterson's request to delay his trial on charges that the former suburban Chicago police sergeant plotted to kill the prosecutor who helped convict him in his third wife's death.
SPRINGFIELD â Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's state corrections director, who took over a crowded prison system just two months ago, has resigned, officials confirmed Friday.
SPRINGFIELD â Majority Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly gave no hint on Friday that they are ready to budge from opposition to Gov. Bruce Raunerâs pro-business reforms after the Republican softened some of his âTurnaround Illinoisâ demands.
A story about the McHenry County Board budget on page A3 of the Thursday, May 21, newspaper incorrectly listed the inflationary property tax increase local governments will be able to collect on next yearâs tax bills. The increase is 0.8 percent.
County farms, businesses increase availability of food grown in area
State Sen. Pam Althoff said she cannot move a contentious government consolidation bill out of committee because she no longer has control of it â an assertion that the billâs angry House sponsor rejects.
WOODSTOCK â A McHenry County prosecutor on Friday detailed violent rape allegations at a bond hearing for a McHenry man.
JOHNSBURG â Mareike Western has spent at least 16 hours online in the past two months.
JOHNSBURG â The Johnsburg School District 12 Board will have to re-vote to hire its high-school football coach after the Attorney Generalâs Office concluded that the boardâs original vote violated the Open Meetings Act.
WOODSTOCK â The drunken driving charge against a newly-elected, and still-to-be-seated city councilman was refiled in McHenry County court.