In Bellwood, Proviso Residents Sound Off On Legalized Marijuana

Sunday, June 2, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Community members in support of a law legalizing recreational marijuana raise their hands to indicate their support during a May 25 town hall in Bellwood. | Courtesy Nathaniel George-Booker/Facebook

A week before lawmakers in Springfield voted to pass a bill that would make recreational marijuana legal in the state of Illinois, residents from across Proviso Township gathered in Bellwood to voice their opinions on what was then still pending legislation. The state legalized medical marijuana five years ago.

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Lightford Looks To Include Minorities In Upstart Marijuana Business

Thursday, February 21, 2019 || By Igor Studenkov || @maywoodnews

Featured image: A range of lawmakers and experts take part in a community forum on marijuana legalization hosted by state Sen. Kimberly Lightford on Feb. 11. | Igor Studenkov

As a proposal to legalize the adult recreational use of marijuana moves forward in the Illinois General Assembly, state Senator Kimberly Lightford (4th) wants to make sure the black community doesn’t get left out. 

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Senate Democrats Send Minimum Wage Bill to House

Thursday, February 7, 2019 || By Jerry Nowicki/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews

Featured image: J.B. Pritzker is joined by minimum wage advocates in his office for a news conference Thursday following the Senate’s vote to approve Senate Bill 1, which raises the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour over a 6-year period. He was joined by Sen. Kimberly Lightford (left), D-Maywood, the bill’s Senate sponsor, and Rep. Will Guzzardi (right), D-Chicago, the bill’s House sponsor. | Capitol News Illinois

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