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  • State panel: PTSD, migraines OK for medical pot, but not anxiety, diabetes
    State panel: PTSD, migraines OK for medical pot, but not anxiety, diabetes

    An Illinois panel Monday recommended allowing medical marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, anorexia and migraine headaches, but rejected its use for anxiety and diabetes.

  • 5 things to know about Cinco de Mayo
    5 things to know about Cinco de Mayo

    Lost in all the noise about food and drink specials is the history of Cinco de Mayo, a day that—remarkably—doesn’t get the attention in Mexico (save for the area where the battle took place) that it does in Chicago and the rest of the United States, says Cesareo Moreno, chief curator at the National...

  • Ferguson to pay Chicago lawyer Dan Webb $1,335 an hour to pursue reforms
    Ferguson to pay Chicago lawyer Dan Webb $1,335 an hour to pursue reforms

    The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson is paying Chicago lawyer Dan Webb, prominent as both a prosecutor and defense attorney, $1,335 an hour to help negotiate and possibly litigate reforms pressed by the Justice Department since Michael Brown's shooting death by a police officer last summer.

  • Girl, 14, missing from Noble Square neighborhood
    Girl, 14, missing from Noble Square neighborhood

    Police are looking for a 14-year-old girl who has been missing from the Noble Square neighborhood for about a week.

  • 14 presidential library fast facts
    14 presidential library fast facts

    With all the chatter about Chicago becoming home to the Barack Obama presidential library, it got us thinking: How many other presidents have their own libraries and where are they? For starters, the Obama library will be the 14th presidential library in the network of U.S. presidential libraries....

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