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Anti-violence funds paid for salary of another pol’s spouse

The wife of a state lawmaker from the south suburbs made more than $137,000 in salary and benefits from Gov. Pat Quinn’s now-abolished Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, state records show.


Proposed rule allows gun ID cards for medical pot users

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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      ‘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