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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.

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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