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    • On the Fringe . . . - Delco News Network August 19, 2014
      On the Fringe . . .Delco News NetworkBassist Gyan Riley and drummer Matt Kilmer join her for the performance, which also includes the Philadelphia premieres of Glenn Kotche's “Three Parts Wisdom” and David T. Little's “Hellhound”, both written for Maya, and David Lang's take on Lou Reed's ...
    • LWV legislative luncheon - Evanston Now August 18, 2014
      LWV legislative luncheonEvanston NowSpeakers are scheduled to include state Sen. Daniel Biss and state Reps. Robyn Gabel, Laura Fine, Lou Lang and Kelly Cassidy. The event will be held at the Crystal Ballroom, 1611 Chicago Ave. All league members and interested residents are invited.
    • Martin O'Malley Makes New Friends, Keeps Old Ties In New Hampshire - BuzzFeed August 19, 2014
      Martin O'Malley Makes New Friends, Keeps Old Ties In New HampshireBuzzFeedLou D'Allesandro, a longtime state senator, referred to “the Hillary situation.” Other candidates enjoy “pockets of support” in New Hampshire, he said, but Clinton's fanbase would be “hard to crack at this point in time” for anyone. David Lang, the ...and more » […]
    • 90 years on, push for ERA ratification continues - Chicago Daily Herald August 11, 2014
      90 years on, push for ERA ratification continuesChicago Daily HeraldThe Illinois resolution's chief sponsor in the Democrat-controlled House, Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang -- a Skokie Democrat who said he was close to securing the 71 votes needed for approval -- is motivated in part by Illinois' role in the ERA drama ...
    • “Gutshot Straight” Features Steven Seagal in New Poker Film - CardsChat August 16, 2014
      “Gutshot Straight” Features Steven Seagal in New Poker FilmCardsChatThe film does share a name with a 2011 novel by Lou Berney, but the similarities end there. ... A man named Duffy, played by “Avatar”'s Stephen Lang, brings Jack deep into the gambling underworld with the promise of wealth and a dangerous proposition.
    • Miller knocks in winning run in ninth - Bellingham Herald August 14, 2014
      Bellingham HeraldMiller knocks in winning run in ninthBellingham HeraldThis one came courtesy of a Miller two-out, bottom of the ninth bases-loaded bloop-walkoff single to shallow center that scored Lou Della Fera to win the game. "It's unreal ... Reach Andrew Lang at andrew.lang@bellinghamherald.com or call 360-756-2862.and more »
    • Quinn Administration Memo Reveals Lawmaker Gripes, Bruised Egos - Comcast SportsNet Chicago August 5, 2014
      Quinn Administration Memo Reveals Lawmaker Gripes, Bruised EgosComcast SportsNet ChicagoLou Lang: "The Gov's office had better not think they can negotiate a (gaming) compromise without me at the table, or just Link and Cullerton at the table without me, they are wrong and will not succeed." And Central Illinois Republican Bill Mitchell ...and […]
    • Alexandria-Arlington community events, Aug. 14-21, 2014 - Washington Post August 13, 2014
      Alexandria-Arlington community events, Aug. 14-21, 2014Washington Post“Influence and Inspiration” exhibit, works by Washington Color School artists Sam Gilliam and Lou Stovall and Art League instructors featuring the Art League's 60-year celebration. Noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Friday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, through Sept ...and more »
    • Staten Island adult golf roundup: Meurer (64) finishes first for Swampy's - Staten Island Advance - SILive.com August 15, 2014
      Staten Island adult golf roundup: Meurer (64) finishes first for Swampy'sStaten Island Advance - SILive.comKevin Meurer's 64 score placed him in first of the A-Flight in the Swampy's Golf 18-hole game at Silver Lake Thursday. Billy Van Namegrabbed second place in the A-Flight with a 66 while Pat Desimone came in third with a 69. Tom Smith and […]
    • The NBA takes the Ice Bucket Challenge - NBA.com (blog) August 15, 2014
      The NBA takes the Ice Bucket ChallengeNBA.com (blog)The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken social media by storm the last few weeks and according to alsa.org, the campaign has raised immense awareness for ALS (which stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, but is better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease).and more »
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Haine, Lang Announce Illinois State Police Reverse Opposition to Illinois Medical Marijuana Legislation

State Senator William Haine

(Springfield, IL) – May 5, 2010.  State Senator William Haine (D-Alton) and House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang (D-Skokie) yesterday announced the Illinois State Police are no longer opposed to medical marijuana use in Illinois.

Lang and Haine met with Captain Timothy Becker of the Illinois State Police earlier and Becker informed the lawmakers that the Illinois Department of State Police had changed its position on Senate Bill 1381, the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, from opposition to neutrality.

“I am extremely pleased by Illinois State Police’s decision, because it improves the probability of the bill’s approval,” said Lang.

“This legislation is intended to alleviate pain in people suffering debilitating medical conditions and the Illinois State Police recognize that,” he said.

Haine said he believed the Department changed its position after carefully reviewing the legislation and recognizing the safeguards will protect patients, caregivers and the public.

Haine also noted that in a number of states, police organizations have removed their objections after a period of observing their laws in operation.

“As a former State’s Attorney, I have the greatest respect for the police organizations of our State and local governments.  This change of position demonstrates what we have known all along, and that is that our State police organization is focused first and foremost on criminal activities as it relates to illegal substances,” Haine said.

“The State Police’s compassion for the seriously ill matches our own,” Lang said. “No one should be denied medicine that might improve their life’s quality.”

In addition to Haine, Senate sponsors include: Iris Martinez (D), Jeff Schoenberg (D), Donne Trotter (D), Kwame Raoul (D), Linda Holmes (D), and Ira Silverstein (D).

Other House sponsors include: Angelo  “Skip” Saviano (R), John Fritchey (D), Karen Yarbrough (D), Ken Dunkin (D), Greg Harris (D), Cynthia Soto (D), Robyn Gabel (D), and Camille Lilly (D).


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