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Proposed marijuana decriminalization bill postponed

Proposed marijuana decriminalization bill postponed

By David Stage

April 6, 2015


Filed under News

Following national trends, State Sen. Michael Noland, D-22, has proposed a bill to legalize the possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis for recreational use for adults 21 and older. Under Senate Bill 753, adults would also be able to cultivate up to five cannabis sativa plants. The bill, proposed o...

Local lawyer wins prestigious “Lincoln the Lawyer” Award

Local lawyer wins prestigious “Lincoln the Lawyer” Award

By Annabeth Carlson, Managing Editor for Online

March 3, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

When Richard Thies, 83, was admitted to the Illinois State Bar Association to practice law in 1955, he took the oath at the Centennial across from the Supreme Court building in Springfield. Looking out at the city where Abraham Lincoln once practiced law, Thies remembered feeling excited that he c...