SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - State Senator Jim Oberweis says he broke ranks with most fellow Republicans and voted to legalize medical marijuana because it might help people in pain. Oberweis says a legislator has a right to vote as he "sees fit." The law would allow a patient to be prescribed a limited amount of medical marijuana from a state-run dispensary.
CHICAGO (AP) - Jurors are expected to hear closing arguments at a civil trial in Chicago that pits an 87-year-old investor against Donald Trump. The billionaire businessman's lawyers will put on a brief presentation of evidence to jurors today before both sides deliver their closings. Jacqueline Goldberg alleges Trump cheated her when she bought properties at the Trump International Hotel & Tower.
CALUMET CITY, Ill. (AP) - Two men have been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a man whose body was found last month. Twenty-7-year-old Brandon Johnson and 25-year-old Lester Larkin are charged in the death of Eddie Bell of Markham. Bell's body was found on a street in unincorporated Calumet City last month.
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Zoological Society officials say three Brookfield Zoo bottlenose dolphins are pregnant. The dolphins are due to give birth this summer and fall. Officials say 26-year-old Allie has had two previous calves, 31-year-old Tapeko has given birth to three and 10-year-old Spree is a first-time mother.
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