President Barack Obama with Gov. Pat Quinn at a get-out-the-vote rally Sunday night at Chicago State University's Emil and Patricia A. Jones Convocation Center. | Ashlee Rezin/For Sun-Times Media
President Barack Obama returned home Sunday to the South Side of Chicago to make a plea for the re-election of Gov. Pat Quinn — just as early voting is set to begin Monday in Illinois. “You’ve got to have his back,” Obama said, urging the crowd — estimated at 6,200 people — to vote for Quinn.
Medical marijuana is displayed at the state-licensed beMindful marijuana dispensary in Denver, Colorado. | Dustin Park/Sun-Times Media
DENVER — When a customer seeking medical marijuana comes into the dispensary on Colfax Street, Jamie Murray wants to know: How do you want to feel? Each type of marijuana has different effects. “If somebody wants to feel a little bit more stimulated, I’m going to point them in the direction of the sativa. If they want to feel a little bit more euphoric, I’ll go with a hybrid,” said Murray, a “budtender” at the beMindful dispensary.
Marco Vasquez, chief of Police for Erie, Colorado, discusses how legalizing marijuana affects law enforcement. | Dustin Park/Sun-Times
Despite Illinois’ attempt to have total control over the new industry before plants are sprouting, patients using marijuana and entrepreneurs will have issues to contend with. Chief among them is the discord between federal and state law.
When Illinois voters cast ballots for the November election, they will have a rare opportunity to weigh in on nearly half a dozen hot-button issues.
More often than not, when healthcare reform is brought up, the impact and the interests of businesses are lumped together, as if each faces with the same challenges as the next.
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the United States.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, isn't holding back when it comes to Ebola, and went on CNN's State of the Union to blast President Barack Obama for how he's handling the situation.
This Jan. 17, 2013, photo provided by Anita Sarkeesian shows her with vintage video game machines in MInneapolis. Sarkeesian has canceled a speech at Utah State University after learning the school would allow concealed firearms despite an anonymous threat against her. | AP Photo/Alex Lazara
We can assume that the men threatening to rape and murder Anita Sarkeesian were not doing so because they wanted to disseminate her observations about sexism in the video gaming world to as wide an audience as possible.
Illinois gubernatorial candidates Republican Bruce Rauner, left, and Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn participate in a debate at the DuSable Museum of African American History, Tuesday, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
The battle for the black vote in Illinois in the 2014 gubernatorial election may be the most animated and vicious ever.
NEW YORK — A 73-year-old New York woman has discovered her official voter registration card lists her birth year as 1850, aging her by a whopping 91 years.
Gerry Allen, a resident of North Lawndale on Chicago’s West Side, suffered for years with unmanaged diabetes. But, thanks to an expanded community health initiative launched in April 2012 between a local hospital and an insurance provider, he did something he thought he’d never do.
Chicago-area school board elections aren’t until April 7, but one potential candidate is already making waves in the northwest suburbs: He’s a Schiller Park School District 81 parent and former Bellwood official who was indicted in 2012.
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