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Quick hits: Illinois news in brief for Tuesday, June 11

Trailer bill could help clarify, resolve issues in Illinois’ recreational cannabis legislation The Center Square

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Trailer bill could help clarify, resolve issues in Illinois’ recreational cannabis legislation

The chief House sponsor of the bill to legalize adult-use recreational cannabis in Illinois expects to tweak the program with follow up legislation.

Some of the issues include how local law enforcement can police home cultivation by medical cannabis cardholders, how the revenue will be distributed and how to detect impaired drivers.

State Rep. Kelly Cassidy said she expects a busy workload this summer.

Lawmakers seeking to separate Chicago from Illinois ask Chicago mayor to fight corruption

A group of downstate Republican state lawmakers wants to meet with Chicago’s new mayor to talk about ending corruption in the Windy City that they said spreads across the state.

State Rep. Brad Halbrook said he’s not ending his bid to split Chicago from the rest of the state.

In a letter, the group said separation is the only option if efforts to root out corruption, reduce unfunded mandates and grow the economy are not addressed.

Future Farmers gather in Springfield this week

For the next three days, there will be hundreds of Future Farmers of America from all over the state in the capital city for the organization’s annual convention.

The event will culminate with the selection of a new state board. That board will replace the first all-female board, which was elected last year.

The Center Square

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