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Probes of e-cigarette giant Juul under way in Illinois, DC

  WASHINGTON (AP) — E-cigarette giant Juul Labs is facing mounting scrutiny from state law enforcement officials, with the attorneys general in Illinois and the District of Columbia investigating how the company’s blockbuster vaping device became so popular with underage teens, The

Illinois awards 1st licenses to sell recreational marijuana

  SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has awarded its first licenses to businesses that will be allowed to sell recreational marijuana when it becomes legal in the state next year. The Chicago Sun-Times reports regulators announced Thursday the five medical marijuana dispensaries where

Pritzker has hairline thigh fracture, ordered to rest

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has a hairline fracture on his left thighbone and a doctor has ordered rest for four to six weeks. The Democrat’s office said Thursday that Pritzker doesn’t know how the injury occurred. It was not a recent injury. But pain in his knee