The Illinois Senate approved legislation Friday that would legalize the medical use of marijuana. The vote was not close -- 35 senators voted “yes,” 21 cast “no” votes.
Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton), who sponsored the measure, frequently reminds his colleagues he was once a prosecutor. He said the idea behind the bill is to help people in pain find relief.
“It is not about recreational drug use. It is not about using this substance to get 'high,' quote-unquote," Haine said.
The Iowa Department of Public Safety says a Fort Madison man has been arrested on charges of terrorism and intimidation.
An Illinois congressman say more hearings will come over the IRS’s target of conservative groups that applied for tax exempt status.
A popular project in Keokuk was able to get back on track after serious concerns surfaced during the Keokuk City Council's latest meeting.