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New Law in Illinois Would Remove Cigarettes from Drug Stores

Cigarettes could disappear from Illinois drug stores under a new bill proposed before the state legislature. State Rep. Marlow H. Colvin, (D-Chicago) introduced a bill last month that would prohibit the sale of tobacco products in hospitals, clinics and pharmacies. If passed, the bill would take effect in 2011. Offenders would face a fine of […]

Calorie Counts Could Appear on Fast-Food Menus

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Calorie Counts Could Appear on Fast-Food Menus

Eating a Big Mac, a Whopper or a juicy Potbelly sandwich could come with a reminder for consumers in Illinois. State Rep. Deb Mell (D-Chicago) introduced a bill last month that would force chains such as McDonald’s, Burger King, Subway and Potbelly to disclose on their menu boards the number of calories contained in each […]

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Medicinal Marijuana Bill Finds Support in Illinois

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Lisa has smoked marijuana since 1998 to relieve pain from osteoporosis and two knee replacement surgeries. The suburban mother of two grown children knows that smoking pot is illegal in Illinois, but she says the benefits are worth the risk. “I have a terrible medical history, and smoking cannabis for medical purpose improved my lifestyle […]

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