The Columbia Chronicle

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...

Illinois finances need transparency

By Editorial Board

March 1, 2010

Transparency has become a buzz word in Illinois politics, especially during the state’s last primary election cycle. Both Democratic and Republican candidates used the word in radio advertisements, TV commercials and in their personal slogans. Adam Andrzejewski, a lesser-known Republican gubernatorial candidate, offered a plan with transparency and used the phrase “Every Dime. Online. In Real Time.”Even though Andrz...

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