Officials nix proposed rule barring medical pot users from getting gun ID cards

State officials had considered a rule barring medical-marijuana users from having Illinois firearms ID cards. But the rules being officially proposed this week don't have that restriction.


Cook County recorder blasted for improper hiring practices

Cook County Recorder Karen Yarbrough has been blasted by the county inspector general and a federal monitor for hiring people with ties to her or her husband. But like Assessor Joe Berrios, Yarbrough claims the county's ethics ordinance doesn't apply to her.

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      ‘Transcendence’: Johnny Depp in a bold, beautiful flight of futuristic speculation

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      RICHARD ROEPER: In one of his most interesting performances, Depp plays a scientific visionary whose thoughts and personality are uploaded before he dies. It’s a Read More