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News You Can Use

Voice of the Reader: Evicted? We can help.

Southern Illinoisan - July 29, 2021

To the Editor: Many people in southern Illinois are still struggling to make ends meet and either can’t pay their rent, or are months behind on payments. With Illinois’ eviction ban expiring soon, we must do everything we can to help keep people in their homes.  That’s because eviction is more

How to Clear Old Pot Convictions

City Cast Chicago - May 20, 2021

Recreational cannabis was legalized in Illinois two years ago. But equity is still a big problem. Gov. Pritzker promised licenses for — and revenue from — recreational pot would go to Black and brown neighborhoods disproportionately affected by drug-related offenses and convictions. But the majority of licenses are currently held

BEST 420 CELEBRATIONS IN CHICAGO: DEALS, EVENTS & MORE

DO312 - April 20, 2021

Let’s face it, every day is 420 for you but during April you get a little bit more excited and you get the good stuff to get high with your buds. Outdoing yourself from last year is always a must and we’ve got the perfect ways to help you do so.

Continuing marijuana expungement efforts in Illinois

WGN Radio 720 - April 20, 2021

Beth Johnson of the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation & New Leaf Illinois joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain how people can still remove low-level marijuana arrests or convictions from their records if they haven’t done so. Click here to listen to story