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Are legal mushrooms coming next to Chicago?

“A little over a month after Chicago made recreational marijuana legal, the City Council is considering whether to decriminalize what are termed “entheogenic” plants that contain psychoactive substances that can induce a spiritual experience.” | learn more

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Hero rogue painter renames park

“After years of asking the Park District to rename Douglas Park to [Frederick Douglass Park] no avail, someone took matters into their own hands.” The park is formally named after Stephen Douglas, a civil war era Illinois Senator on the […]

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An honest & drunk review of the new KAMS

Down in Champaign, IL there was once a bar called KAMS. It was well known for the best of parties and the worst of odors. Last year, it was finally closed and the building demolished. This year, it reopened in […]

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Illinois marijuana retailers are short on employees

“Everyone who works in a newly legalized pot store must undergo a state background check. And that’s putting a pinch on hiring.” I wouldn’t be too hard on IDFPR, the department responsible for licensing, since I bet they’re not getting […]

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How the Chicago Teachers Union spends its money

The Chicago Sun Times reports: “We examined how the CTU uses its considerable financial muscle and found nearly $1.5 million from its dues-funded budget went to politics and lobbying over 15 months. And a union foundation cut back sharply on […]