wrex.com - August 10th, 2022
Daily Herald - August 12th, 2022
Block Club Chicago - August 9th, 2022
Illinois Legal Aid Online is trying to close the “justice gap” by bring legal help to the Chicago communities that need it the most.
WTTW – PBS Chicago Public Media @ 6:00pm, 10:00pm & 5:30am - August 7th, 2022
Panel interview on IL’s cannabis industry. Panelists include: Deputy Gov. Christian Mitchell, Brandon Williams (supervising attorney at Cabrini Green Legal Aid), and Akele Parnell (CEO of Umi Farms and a board member of cannabis advocacy organization Chicago NORML).
WTTW - August 6th, 2022
In late July, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a second round of conditional adult use cannabis dispensary licenses that brought the total number of issued licenses to 177. The applicants, all of whom qualify as social equity applicants, have 180 days to obtain a physical storefront location and the full adult use dispensing organization license. According to the state, of the business selected for the licenses, 41% are majority Black owned, 7% are majority White owned, 4% are majority Latino owned and 38% did not disclose the owner’s race. Pritzker administration officials say these licenses, along with efforts to expunge the records of anyone arrested or convicted of cannabis violations in Illinois, are steps toward making the fledgling cannabis industry a more equitable enterprise.