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With March Madness Looming, Lawmakers Renew College Athlete Endorsement Push

Current, former NBA players join in call for allowing name, likeness compensation By Jerry Nowicki Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – One month ahead of the tipoff of March Madness, Illinois lawmakers – backed by a pair of NBA brothers – are renewing a push to allow college athletes to profit from the use of…

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State Police Director Backs FOID Fingerprinting

By Jerry Nowicki Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois State Police director said this week that his department has stepped up illegal firearm ownership enforcement methods, but it needs greater resources to continue the job — including fingerprints of Firearm Owner Identification Card applicants. During a news conference Thursday, ISP Director Brendan Kelly…

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Cannabis Production Minor to Launch at Western Illinois University in Fall 2020

MACOMB, IL – According to Forbes, the cannabis industry is among the fastest-growing job markets in America. According to Leafly’s 2019 Cannabis Jobs Count, cannabis directly employs more than 211,000 full-time workers in the U.S. And now Western Illinois University students interested in careers in what Leafly calls America’s hidden job boom will have the…

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