43 percent of people released from Illinois prisons each year return to prison within three years. Darius Ballinger, the founding executive director of the mentoring nonprofit Chasing23, is trying to change that. He sat down with Soledad to explain how his nonprofit helps in Chicago.
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State Asks Public To Help Identify Community Organizations That Will Receive Grants For Marijuana Revenues
Nearly $2.5 billion has poured into Illinois since recreational marijuana became legal in 2020, and with every sale, part of the tax goes to help fund community organizations. As CBS 2’s Marie ...
Illinois GOP to propose bill to aid Ukrainian refugees
The legislation would provide an additional $20 million to the Department of Human Services budget for this fiscal year and the year that starts July 1 to help resettle Ukrainian refugees.
Editorial Roundup: South Carolina
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Why Peoria's council approved new boundary map some say 'hurts the older parts of the city'
A marijuana dispensary near Northwoods Mall and two controversial liquor licenses in South Peoria split city council members during their meeting.
Editorial Roundup: Texas
Ted Cruz four years ago, he generated fawning national headlines, comparisons to JFK, and the adoration of Texas Democrats who saw him as the potential savior their party desperately needed. After two ...
Kentucky Democrats move to legalize, tax marijuana, but bipartisan support is a long shot
The bill filed by Democratic legislators would create a regulatory and taxing structure for marijuana and automatically expunge certain misdemeanors.
Legal Marijuana Sales May Spark Midwest Interstate Tension
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What a legal recreational marijuana industry could mean for Missouri
Cannabis legalization advocates are pushing for a 2022 statewide ballot initiative that would allow legal recreational weed in Missouri. Legal MO 2022 is a ballot initiative campaign to bring ...
Wisconsin gaining bipartisan support for legalizing marijuana
including Illinois and Michigan. Wisconsin’s other two neighbors, Iowa and Minnesota, allow medical marijuana. Bewley said the bipartisan discussion about loosening Wisconsin’s marijuana laws is a ...