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      SFGateIllinois medical marijuana: $100 for patient cardRockford Register StarComplaints poured in from gun owners. Many said their rights were being trampled. “I'm happy to see that they have changed the provision,” said Rep. Lou Lang, a Skokie Democrat, who sponsored the medical cannabis legislation and sits on the committee ...Illinois drops plans to […]
    • Investigator wants tougher legislative ethics laws - Macon Telegraph (blog) April 18, 2014
      Investigator wants tougher legislative ethics lawsMacon Telegraph (blog)Lou Lang, a Skokie Democrat and a House deputy majority leader, said he had not studied Homer's letter but also questioned whether the rules would have the desired effect. "Everything that happens in government and everything uttered and every request ...and more »
    • Senate set to review Fine's bill on cyber bullying - Evanston Review April 18, 2014
      Senate set to review Fine's bill on cyber bullyingEvanston ReviewThe Illinois House of Representatives has passed legislation to help protect children from cyber bullying. Authored by Rep. Laura Fine, House Bill 4207 expands the definition of bullying to include cyber bullying that occurs outside of school and on ...and more »
    • Illinois Medical Marijuana Rules Drop Gun Language - CBS Local April 18, 2014
      Illinois Medical Marijuana Rules Drop Gun LanguageCBS LocalComplaints poured in from gun owners. Many said their rights were being trampled. “I'm happy to see that they have changed the provision,” said Rep. Lou Lang, a Skokie Democrat, who sponsored the medical cannabis legislation and sits on the committee ...
    • 'Epidemic' of heroin addiction facing state, house committee hears - Chicago Daily Herald April 17, 2014
      'Epidemic' of heroin addiction facing state, house committee hearsChicago Daily HeraldDan Brady, David Harris, Lou Lang, Michelle Mussman and Mike McAuliffe -- attended the hearing, and said the testimony would be passed on to the rest of their committee. Advertisement. This was the second of four meetings being held around Illinois to ...
    • Illinois Rep Bob Rita OffersTwo Plans for Chicago Casino Expansion - Casino.Org News April 18, 2014
      Casino.Org NewsIllinois Rep Bob Rita OffersTwo Plans for Chicago Casino ExpansionCasino.Org News... as they want even more slots available at their tracks. With so much opposition from around the state, many lawmakers feel that only a broader gambling bill has any chance of success. “Rita's worked very hard on this,” said Lou Lang (D-Skokie ...and more  […]
    • Lawmaker kicks off new campaign for Chicago casino - Crain's Chicago Business (blog) April 16, 2014
      Lawmaker kicks off new campaign for Chicago casinoCrain's Chicago Business (blog)Bob Rita, D-Blue Island, who has taken over sponsorship of casino legislation from Skokie Democrat Lou Lang, who recently walked away from the issue after years of frustration. One version of the measure, an amendment to SB 1739, would authorize five ...
    • Addiction treatment specialists say state funding is too low - nwitimes.com April 16, 2014
      NBC ChicagoAddiction treatment specialists say state funding is too lownwitimes.comLou Lang, D-Skokie, started a task force to examine possible legislative efforts to help the state's treatment system. “It's definitely going to be a problem moving forward,” Lang said. “Our state investment in prevention and treatment has gone down ...Addiction expe […]
    • Berrios gets new term as county Democratic boss - Crain's Chicago Business (blog) April 16, 2014
      Berrios gets new term as county Democratic bossCrain's Chicago Business (blog)... support to lead this great party," he told committeemen. "When we stay together, we stay strong together." Ms. Preckwinkle and state Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, will continue to serve as executive vice chairs of the party. Follow Greg on Twitter at ...and more  […]
    • Lawmakers Discuss Heroin - Alton Daily News April 17, 2014
      Lawmakers Discuss HeroinAlton Daily NewsThe chairman of the task force, State Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie), says with that information, lawmakers are better equipped to discuss possible solutions to the heroin problem. “And then we're going to have many additional hearings in various places ...
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House Begins Blagojevich Impeachment Process, Lou Lang Appointed a Chief Questioner

(Springfield, IL) — There are 12 House Democrats and 9 Republicans on the impeachment committee to  investigate allegations of misfeasance, nonfeasance, and other misconduct against Governor Rod  Blagojevich.

House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) has House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie (D-Chicago) as Committee Chair. Currie said that the panel’s investigation will include allegations contained in the complaint filed by federal investigators as well as other issues.

Assistant House Majority Leader Lou Lang (D-Skokie) has been appointed one of the chief questioners.

Here are the other committee members:

Rep. Edward Acevedo (D-Chicago)
Rep. Monique Davis (D-Chicago)
Rep. Mary Flowers (D-Chicago)
Rep. Jack Franks (D-Woodstock)
Rep. John Fritchey (D-Chicago)
Rep. Julie Hamos (D-Evanston)
Rep. Gary Hannig (D- Litchfield)
Rep. Connie Howard (D-Chicago)
Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie)
Rep. Frank Mautino (D- Spring Valley)
Rep. Arthur Turner (D-Chicago)
Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs)
Rep. Suzie Bassi (R-Palatine)
Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale)
Rep. Bill Black (R-Danville)
Rep. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro)
Rep. Roger Eddy (R-Hutsonville)
Rep. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet)
Rep. Jim Sacia (R-Pecatonica)
Rep. Jil Tracy (R-Mt.Sterling)

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One Response

  1. Blagojevich has been so successful at making himself and his office look ridiculous that about a million people are now able to remember and maybe even spell his crazy name — that’s sort of like an accomplishment, right?

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