The family of 39-year-old Corey Cottrell, the Normal resident who was struck and killed in June by a van allegedly driven by, Jose Rodriguez, who was in the country illegally, is alarmed that a plea deal could be in the works in the hit-and-run case.
The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation, Cannabis Control Section has approved 26 businesses as "Responsible Vendors" authorized to provide mandatory health and safety training to cannabis dispensary agents often referred to as "budtenders."
Recent fiscal news from the Illinois’ Comptroller Susana Mendoza, the overseer of the state’s finances, seemed to give Illinoisans a glimmer of hope that the state was finally emerging from its fiscal abyss. A positive-sounding statement from Mendoza’s office surrounding the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year that ended June 2018 showed that the state’s general funds budget was still running a deficit, but it was a deficit reduced by half over the previous year.
Illinois residents attending four-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-Chicago, American Islamic College and University of Phoenix-Illinois, according to an analysis of federal data.
Former State Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard) is spearheading a grassroots effort, Fair Maps Illinois, to break House Speaker Michael Madigan’s iron control over the decennial reconfiguration of legislative districts.