Illinois

fast food
May 15, 2019 - 10:58 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) — People who use food stamps in Illinois may soon be able to buy fast food with them. A House bill that now sits in the Senate would establish the Restaurant Meals Program to permit individuals who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits to use their...
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JoAnn Cunningham, left, and Andrew Freund Sr.
McHenry County Sheriff's Department via AP
May 10, 2019 - 1:04 pm
WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois mother and father have pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the beating death of their 5-year-old son. JoAnn Cunningham and Andrew Freund Sr. of Crystal Lake appeared in McHenry County court Friday, the day after a 30-page grand jury indictment was handed down...
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marijuana bong
Alex Degman
May 08, 2019 - 8:35 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Some advocates in Illinois are trying to stop recreational marijuana from becoming legal. Several groups visited the Illinois State Capitol to oppose the legalization of recreational marijuana. RELATED: Illinois lawmakers look to other states for model for marijuana legalization...
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construction zone workers
May 07, 2019 - 2:50 pm
EAST MOLINE, Ill. (KMOX) — Illinois State Police are disguising troopers as construction workers on the interstate in an effort to enforce driving safety in work zones. District 7, in East Moline, partnered with Walsh Construction for Work-Zone Safety Week. The awareness campaign, dubbed "Operation...
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(Winfield Foley Fire Protection District)
May 07, 2019 - 9:29 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - It seems like this flooding around St. Louis and its neighboring towns is just going to be round one. A National Weather Services' Hydrologist says we will see new crests, possibly higher than these recent levels, in eight to 10 days. Because more rain is expected across the...
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marijuana legalization
May 06, 2019 - 9:17 pm
ILLINOIS (KMOX) — Illinois lawmakers are crafting recreational marijuana legislation with lessons learned from other states firmly in mind. RELATED: Illinois governor announces plan to legalize marijuana State Rep. Kelly Cassidy said they were often warned not to focus on simply creating a cash cow...
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marijuana plants
May 06, 2019 - 8:14 pm
By SARA BURNETT/Associated Press CHICAGO (AP/KMOX) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Saturday he's reached an agreement with key lawmakers on a plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the state starting next year. The legislation would allow adults 21 and older to legally buy cannabis for...
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(Lori eileen Day, Facebook)
May 01, 2019 - 11:17 am
(KMOX) - Could it be imaginations running wild or is this a real connection to the 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln? A video was shared to Facebook by Lori Eileen Day as she was sweeping the floor of a Springfield, Ill. home . The home used to be the very place where Lincoln's wife, Mary Todd,...
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hemp field
April 30, 2019 - 2:31 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP/KMOX) — There’s a new crop in town. Growers wanting to cash in on industrial hemp production for the first time in 80 years have the go-ahead. Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday announced that online production applications are available for $100. After approval, one- to three-year...
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