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    • Illinois medical marijuana rules drop gun language - Belleville News Democrat April 17, 2014
      Belleville News DemocratIllinois medical marijuana rules drop gun languageBelleville News DemocratLou Lang, a Skokie Democrat, sponsored the medical cannabis legislation and sits on the committee that will vote on the rules. He said Thursday he has been told the provision "is out of the rules." "I'm happy to see that they have changed the […]
    • '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 medical marijuana draft regulations drop proposed rule barring gun ... - The Republic April 17, 2014
      Illinois medical marijuana draft regulations drop proposed rule barring gun ...The RepublicBoth patients and caregivers would have been required to certify their understanding of the conflict between gun ownership and medical marijuana use. The wording stemmed from an interpretation of federal law. State Rep. Lou Lang, a Skokie Democrat, was ...
    • Odds may finally favor a Chicago casino — if Madigan is dealing: Brown - Chicago Sun-Times April 17, 2014
      SFGateOdds may finally favor a Chicago casino — if Madigan is dealing: BrownChicago Sun-TimesLou Lang of Skokie backed off his longtime sponsorship of casino expansion legislation because of a potential conflict of interest. But some of those in attendance who specialize in reading Madigan tea leaves were sure they perceived the speaker's ...Lawmaker ki […]
    • 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  […]
    • Addiction treatment specialists say state funding is too low - nwitimes.com April 16, 2014
      Addiction 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 experts: Cuts could hurt drug treatment - Washington Times April 16, 2014
      Addiction experts: Cuts could hurt drug treatmentWashington TimesLou Lang has started a task force to look at legislative ways to help treatment systems. He says decreased investment in prevention and treatment has “come back to haunt us.” Alan Sender is chief operating officer for Chestnut Health Systems in ...and more »
    • New Chicago casino plan rises, but rocks ahead - Crain's Chicago Business (blog) April 16, 2014
      New Chicago casino plan rises, but rocks aheadCrain'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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
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With Illinois Gaming Bill Veto, Rep. Lou Lang Questions Gov. Pat Quinn’s “Jobs Governor” Claim

(Chicago) – Illinois House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang (D-Skokie) criticizes Gov. Pat Quinn‘s veto of Illinois gaming expansion legislation, which Lang sponsored, saying the move threatens saving or creating 90,000 jobs.

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