Articles By Justin Laurence
Cannabis Equity Groups Helping Chicagoans Clear Old Weed Charges, ‘Righting The Wrongs Of The War On Drugs’
Although weed is now legal, old drug charges are preventing some Chicagoans from renting an apartment or getting a job.
This is the second time the Chicago Public Schools board has rebuffed a proposal to formally end the district's school resource officer program in the face of vociferous demonstrations from young activists.
It was the Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals' first rejection of a pot dispensary location.
Weed Dispensary Wants To Open In The Gold Coast, But Neighbors And Bar Owners Say It’s A Bad Fit For The Neighborhood
The Zoning Board of Appeals will consider a permit request for the dispensary Friday.
Police boxed in protesters in the Loop Saturday, employing a controversial tactic known as "kettling." The tactic has led to lawsuits and large settlements in the past.
Members of the Lake View council said they want the principal to use the first quarter of the school year, when all learning will be online, to craft a structured plan for school resource officers.
Verano Holdings want to open a Zen Leaf dispensary at 1720 N. Damen Ave., previously home to a Marc Jacobs store.
The $6.2 million in grants is the first allocation from the Together Now fund launched last month by the mayor.
Activists said they won't rest until Mayor Lightfoot orders the statue to come down. "She will be hearing us and if she refuses to, then we’ll make her whole neighborhood hear us because she’s gonna have to hear them.”