Pritzker Signs Bills Expanding State’s Medical Marijuana Law

Monday, August 12, 2019 || By Peter Hancock/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews 

SPRINGFIELD – Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker celebrated a pair of new laws Monday that expand the state’s medical marijuana program, including one that gives students more options for taking the drug at school.

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In Maywood, Sen. Durbin, Loyola Unite Against Gun Violence As Community Searches For Answers

Sunday, August 11, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin talks about gun violence and its socioeconomic roots during a visit to the Maywood Park District on Aug. 7. | Proviso Partners for Health

Two weeks after a double homicide rocked Maywood and two mass shootings less than a day apart rocked the nation, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin visited Maywood to discuss his Chicago HEAL initiative — a plan that involves the senator and 10 Chicago area hospitals, including Loyola University Medical Center, collaborating on ways of “strengthening neighborhood engagement to reduce violence and improve health,” according to a summary of the initiative available online.

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Westlake Still Open Despite Bankruptcy Filing, CEO’s Orders To Move Patients Elsewhere

Saturday, August 10, 2019 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews  Featured image: The lobby inside of Westlake Hospital’s professional building, which saw a steady stream of patients on Aug. 10. | Michael Romain Despite a bankruptcy filing on Aug. 6 and a Crain’s report on Aug. 7 about an internal memo from hospital executives ordering the facility to be emptied of admitted patients, Westlake … Continue reading Westlake Still Open Despite Bankruptcy Filing, CEO’s Orders To Move Patients Elsewhere