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Medical marijuana dispensary could soon arrive in Rogers Park

Medical marijuana dispensary could soon arrive in Rogers Park

December 12, 2016

Ald. Joe Moore (49th Ward) accepted a proposal by Bob Kingsley, owner of 420 Capital Management, to build Greengate Compassion Center, a new medical cannabis dispensary in the Rogers Park neighborhood...

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...

For the second consecutive year, Columbia is hosting the Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl on the first day of this years’ Parent’s Weekend, which will take place Sept 19—20. According to Mark Kelly, vice president for Student Success, the college wants to expose parents to all the community has to offer.

Columbia invites parents to WAC crawl

September 15, 2014

This year’s Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl, an annual art and performance festival sponsored by the college, will be bigger than ever . The WAC Crawl will take place Sept. 19—the first day of Pare...

Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush talk “The Giver”

Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush talk

By Managing Editor

August 15, 2014

Despite taking 20-years to make, “The Giver,” a film based off Lois Lowry’s critically acclaimed novel of the same name, will open in theatres Friday, Aug. 15.“The Giver” follows a community ...

‘Mansions’ sinks like a brick

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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...

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...

Medical marijuana won’t destroy Illinois

By Gabrielle Rosas

December 3, 2012

Illinois can’t be the California of the Midwest. That title was awarded to Michigan in 2008 when it became the first state in the region to legalize medical marijuana. Proposal 08-1, an initiative to allow marijuana cultivation and use for certain medical conditions, received more than 63 percent of the popular vote, according to I’m certain that kind of response would never happen in Illinois, but nevertheless, our...

Illinois hazy on medical marijuana legalization

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

December 3, 2012

Proponents of legalizing medical marijuana are urging Illinois House representatives to vote in favor of a medical cannabis bill that will be considered during the week of Dec. 3.If it passes both houses of the General Assembly, State House Bill 30 would enact a three-year pilot program providing patients with serious medical conditions limited access to cannabis. It would be the most restrictive medical marijuana bill in the count...

Voters get drunk on Obama

By Tyler Davis

September 4, 2012

He bought a round of beers in Waterloo, and then had a few more. He woke up on a bus in Des Moines, Iowa surrounded by beer bottles, unable to remember the events of the previous night. That’s life on the campaign trail for President Barack Obama.OK, not quite, but the president has been talking about his love of beer a lot lately, buying drinks at the Iowa State Fair and handing out some of his home-brewed White House beer to...

Medical marijuana can ease suffering

By Editorial Board

May 9, 2011

In a 53-61 vote, the Illinois House rejected proposed legislation to legalize medical marijuana on May 5. A similar medical marijuana proposal fell four votes short of passing in January during a legislative session that resulted in the passage of such progressive measures as the civil union bill and abolition of the death penalty.Supporters thought the current bill had a better chance, thanks to increased bipartisan support and stricte...

Indie director shoots for campiness, misses completely

By Drew Hunt

February 21, 2011

Gregg Araki, a director whose films from the early ’90s were considered to be the best examples of the burgeoning New Queer Cinema, has returned to his filmic roots with his latest offering “Kaboom,” a coming-of-age tale by way of sci-fi mystery. The film blends so many styles and themes it’s nearly impossible to keep up.Harkening back to the sexual anarchism that permeated his early work, “Kaboom” is about 18-year-old Sm...

DeSalle resigns as CFO to teach within college

By Amanda Murphy

January 24, 2011

Walking around Columbia’s campus it is hard to imagine what the college might have looked like more than 20 years ago, with the number of campus buildings so few they could be counted on one hand. The area was filled with empty, decaying buildings amid an abandoned railroad yard.This was the South Loop Michael DeSalle came to when he first took the chief financial officer position at Columbia in 1989. DeSalle, who has a background in accounting and finance, said he came to the college with aspirations of having th...

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