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Yellow tags mark medical marijuana in the growing facility at Mindful in Denver, Colorado. All marijuana plants have to be tagged as either medical or recreational and each tag has a barcode on it to account for the product being grown and sold | Dustin Park / Chicago Sun-Times

High stakes: Denver business wants to grow pot in Illinois

 
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

Obama headlines rally for Gov. Quinn at Chicago State University

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. 

Former Bellwood official Roy McCampbell. | Sun-Times File Photo

Is indicted ex-suburban official running for school board?

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.

Ald. Latasha Thomas (17th) won't seek re-election next spring.

South Side Ald. Latasha Thomas won't seek re-election

Ald. Latasha Thomas (17th) said Saturday she won't seek re-election next spring to the Chicago City Council seat after more than 14 years representing her South Side ward.

From left, first lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, his wife Jill Biden, former President Bill Clinton, and Secretary of State nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton attend the inaugural prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington in 2009. (AP File Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Quinn, Rauner early vote push: Obama, Biden, Clinton in for gov

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and former President Bill Clinton all hit the Chicago area in the coming days to turn out the Democratic base vote for Gov. Pat Quinn, as early voting starts Monday in Illinois.

Yellow tags mark medical marijuana in the growing facility at Mindful in Denver, Colorado. All marijuana plants have to be tagged as either medical or recreational and each tag has a barcode on it to account for the product being grown and sold | Dustin Park / Chicago Sun-Times

High stakes: Denver business wants to grow pot in Illinois

Editor’s note: Selling medical marijuana to people with serious illnesses soon will be legal in Illinois. The Sun-Times wanted to see how the process has been working so far in Colorado, a state where it’s already legal to sell marijuana to any adult, and focus on a business there that wants to win one of the coveted licenses to grow marijuana in Illinois. We invite you to follow our series, "A New Crop," for ongoing coverage in words, photos and video on medical marijuana in Illinois.

City of Chicago Treasurer Stephanie D. Neely in 2012. File Photo. I Brian Jackson~Sun-Times

Sneed: City Treasurer Neely opting out of re-election bid?

Sneed exclusive ... Sneed hears rumbles City Treasurer Stephanie Neely may be this/close to pulling the plug on her job and opting to leave City Hall for a more lucrative job in the private sector.

 

Thomas Armstrong, of Naperville, was a freedom rider, shown here in 1961. Beginning that year, more than 400 men and women, black and white, put their lives on the line as they rode interstate buses through the south, challenging laws and customs that upheld racial segregation.

Photo ID laws for voters don’t solve problems, they create them

Every time another state Legislature talks about requiring voters to carry a photo ID card, Thomas Armstrong III gets upset in a way you might not appreciate unless you’d walked in the Mississippi native’s shoes.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel bites into a French benet (a puff pastry) while walking through the Taste of Chicago in 2011, in Chicago. File Photo. | John J. Kim~Sun-Times

Taste of Chicago loses $169,404 after rain cancels fifth day

Taste of Chicago lost $169,404 — one year after turning a $272,000 profit — thanks to the city’s decision to pull the plug on one of the five days to avoid electrical problems in food preparation areas after heavy rains.

Supt. Garry McCarthy and Mayor Rahm Emanuel pose for pictures with new Sergeants, at the Chicago Police Dept. Graduation Ceremony at Navy Pier in June. File Photo | Brian Jackson/ Sun-Times

Chicago Police officers ratify contract; 66.5 percent vote yes

Chicago Police officers will get an 11-percent pay raise over five years — and $65 million in back pay — under a contract overwhelmingly ratified Friday that averts arbitration for the first time s

 
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