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Money And The Legal Weed Debate In Illinois

Mar 19, 2018

Lawmakers see chance for green with recreational marijuana.

Marijuana legalization is getting another look in Illinois, particularly for the money it could bring the state. The state has overdue bills nearing $9 billion after a more than two-year budget stalemate, and some argue a little extra cash could go a long way.

Morning headlines: February 7, 2012

Feb 7, 2012
The payday loan industry has come under scrutiny from government officials in St. Louis, Jefferson City and Washington, D.C.
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More time to pay off payday loans under proposed

Payday loans are unsecured loans of $500 or less that must be paid off within 31 days.  Sen. John Lamping, a St. Louis County Republican, told a Senate committee Monday that people should get at least 90 days to pay off those loans. The bill would also make it illegal for payday lenders to roll over or extend loans beyond 90 days.