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J.B. Pritzker, Kim Foxx discuss tackling criminal justice reform in Illinois

J.B. Pritzker, Kim Foxx discuss tackling criminal justice reform in Illinois

November 5, 2019

When Eddie Bocanegra was just 13 years old, he witnessed his first homicide. By the age of 18, he had been arrested multiple times and sentenced to 29 years for first-degree, gang-related murder. Th...

Students welcome pot, warn against inequity

Students welcome pot, warn against inequity

October 31, 2019

Editor's Note: After verifying the identity and student status of some sources quoted in this story, Chronicle editors chose to withhold their last names and majors due to their age and the current ...

Veterans face hurdles when seeking access to medical marijuana

Veterans face hurdles when seeking access to medical marijuana

By Jermaine Nolen

October 22, 2018

Illinois military veterans are being left behind  in the  war on opioid addiction, even though Illinois permits doctors to recommend medical marijuana as an alternative to other drugs. Post-traumatic stress disorder—...

Title IX resources available to students

Title IX resources available to students

October 2, 2018

With raised awareness and emphasis on allowing survivors to be heard as a result of the Me Too movement, more allegations of sexual abuse are revealed every day. Students have resources such as Title IX, as well as outside options, to help them if they were to be abused. “A l...

Decriminalization may be road to legalization in Illinois

Decriminalization may be road to legalization in Illinois

By Savannah Eadens

February 19, 2018

Chicago police made fewer than 3,200 marijuana-related arrests in 2017—the lowest number since 1968, according to an analysis of Chicago Police Department data. While Illinois has made steady progr...

Initiative closes gap in CPS college courses

Initiative closes gap in CPS college courses

By Savannah Eadens

November 6, 2017

Annually, about 650,000 high school students nationwide fail to receive the education they deserve when others their age are doing college-level work, said Sasha Rabkin, chief programs officer at Equal ...

The largest National Restaurant Association Show hits the McCormick Place

May 27, 2017

The 98th annual National Restaurant Association Show was back in Chicago on May 20-23 at the McCormick Place, 2301 S. King Drive to serve up tasty dishes, fresh drinks and display the newest technology in...

Marijuana dispensaries to open in Chicago and statewide

By Gretchen Sterba Metro Reporter

November 18, 2015

Medical marijuana dispensaries have opened across the state for the first time since Nov. 9 when the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program began. Among them was Dispensary 33, a medical marijuana dispensary located in the Andersonville/Uptown area at 5001 N. Clark St.Dispensary 33, which held an open house on November 14-15, is one of many 15 dispensaries in Illinois that sells medical marijuana to people with one of 30...

‘Mansions’ sinks like a brick

‘Mansions’ sinks like a brick

By Joh Weitzel

May 5, 2014

IN MODERN HOLLYWOOD, remakes are an ever-present occurrence and, for the most part, mind-numbingly terrible. The worst remakes are completely devoid of what made the orig- inal notable. This is true of “Dis...

Maklouba

Maklouba

March 31, 2014

Growing up, my mom learned how to cook from her mom, a first-generation Palestinian immigrant. My grandmother cooked enough food to feed her farm town, a cooking style my mom picked up.To begin making the c...

Chronic Relief: A look into the risks, rewards and laws of medicinal cannabis

By Kyle Rich

December 10, 2012

By Kyle Rich and Nader Ihmoud, Assistant Sports & Health EditorsAfter being bedridden for 1,000 days, Mike Graham’s nurse gave him a choice: Use medical cannabis or continue taking the same medication and eventually die from those drugs—if his disease didn’t kill him first.“I didn’t want to be a criminal, but I didn’t want to die either,” Graham said.Graham, an Illinois resident who uses marijuana as medi...

Adolescent cannabis use may affect adult IQ

By Brandon Smith

September 16, 2012

Researchers at Duke University have found a possible link between IQ deterioration and smokingmarijuana at an early age.The study, which asserted that persistent cannabis users show neuropsychological decline from adolescence to middle age, was published Aug. 27 in the Proceedings of the National Academyof Sciences.Lead author Madeline Meier said she focused on a 25-year-long study conducted in Dunedin, New Zealand. The study fo...

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