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Illinois lawmakers eye ban on vape shop samples

By Cole Lauterbach The Center Square SPRINGFIELD - Vape shop owners are up in arms over an effort to prevent them from allowing customers to sample products in their stores. The proposed legislation is described by supporters as…

Illinois Dems celebrate budget and construction plan

By By John O'Connor AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers have wrapped up their spring session after a whirlwind week that produced a budget, a state construction plan and billions of dollars in tax increases…

Illinois Senate passes recreational marijuana

By Michael Hill and John O'Connor Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers working to legalize recreational marijuana hit a snag that other states have wrestled with: whether to allow people to grow a few pot plants…