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    • KINGSTON BOWLING: 300 games, 800 series highlight recent action - The Daily Freeman April 27, 2015
      KINGSTON BOWLING: 300 games, 800 series highlight recent actionThe Daily FreemanACADEMY GENERAL INSURANCE—Clayton Tingle 278—267—758, Keith Merritt 280—235—733, Lou Swart 278—233—731, Chris Koenig 268—247—711, Ron Jones 258—230—710, Ray Gapinski 245—235—700, John Ferraro 245—244—692, Jim ... James Hayner 279—681 ...
    • Heroin forum focuses on next steps in fight against drug's use - Chicago Tribune April 11, 2015
      Chicago TribuneHeroin forum focuses on next steps in fight against drug's useChicago TribuneLou Lang, D-Skokie, was on hand Friday to offer what's next in the fight against heroin. Lang is sponsoring the state's Heroin Crisis Act, which would expand drug court programs, create the nation's first drug take-back program for pharmacies, requ […]
    • Illinois House Approves Bill to Extend Medical Marijuana Pilot Program - The Daily Chronic April 23, 2015
      The Daily ChronicIllinois House Approves Bill to Extend Medical Marijuana Pilot ProgramThe Daily ChronicAs passed in 2013, the original bill, House Bill 1, contained a sunset clause ending the program at the end of 2017. Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie), the author of House Bill 1, is the primary sponsor of the current bill to extend the program. The bill also ...Il […]
    • House approves bill to decriminalize marijuana in Illinois - Reboot Illinois April 24, 2015
      Reboot IllinoisHouse approves bill to decriminalize marijuana in IllinoisReboot IllinoisLou Lang, D-Skokie, who pushed the state's medical marijuana pilot program through the Legislature, said the changes in the bill were “good for the public health, good for the court system, good for society and good for young offenders who make a small ...and more » […]
    • Illinois lawmakers consider bills to fight drug abuse - Chicago Tribune April 23, 2015
      Chicago TribuneIllinois lawmakers consider bills to fight drug abuseChicago TribuneLou Lang argued that ignoring the state's heroin "epidemic" would cost Illinois more than it would save. "We'll have to find the money someplace," said Lang, a veteran lawmaker from Skokie. "I'm prepared to go to the mat for whatever the […]
    • Bill to Extend Medical Cannabis Pilot Program - CBS Local April 24, 2015
      CBS LocalBill to Extend Medical Cannabis Pilot ProgramCBS LocalThe argument is it's not only fair to the patients and dealers, it's fair to the state agencies evaluating the program. “Because there will be only two years left,” said the sponsor, State Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie), “they won't have all the necessary ...
    • Marijuana shop looks likely for Mokena - Chicago Tribune April 21, 2015
      Marijuana shop looks likely for MokenaChicago TribuneLou Lang. He sponsored the original legislation establishing the pilot program, which is scheduled for automatic repeal on Jan. 1, 2018. Lang's bill would extend the program four years from when the first dispensary begins officially operating ...and more »
    • Local agency leaders embark on Springfield Mission - Jewish United Fund April 23, 2015
      Jewish United FundLocal agency leaders embark on Springfield MissionJewish United FundMembers of the Jewish caucus, State Senators Daniel Biss, Julie Morrison and Ira Silverstein and State Representatives Kelly Cassidy, Scott Drury, Sara Feigenholtz, Laura Fine, Jack Franks, Robyn Gabel, Will Guzzardi, Lou Lang and Elaine Nekritz were ...
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      Protected: SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS ...The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)Lang wins extension for long-delayed medical marijuana program in bipartisan vote shar.es/1ppvtj via @SJRbreaking #twill. by State Rep. Lou Lang via twitter 4:58 PM. Testimony from the Illinois Automobile Dealers association #sentransportation on sb […]
    • Chronicle AM: New Federal Pot Bill Filed, MO Hemp Bill Moves, PA MedMJ Bill ... - Drug War Chronicle April 22, 2015
      Chronicle AM: New Federal Pot Bill Filed, MO Hemp Bill Moves, PA MedMJ Bill ...Drug War ChronicleLou Lang (D-Skokie), would extend the program beyond January 1, 2018, when it is set to expire as a pilot program. The bill now goes to the Senate. Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Bill Moves. The Senate State Government Committee has approved Senate ...and more » […]
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WBEZ: Rep. Lou Lang Moving Forward with Illinois Gaming “Clean-Up” Legislation

(Chicago, IL) — With no detailed feedback still from Gov. Pat Quinn‘s office, Illinois House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang (D-Skokie) is moving forward with a “clean=up bill” that will attempt to address some of the governor’s public criticism of Illinois gaming legislation that will soon land on Quinn’s desk.

WBEZ radio’s Kristen McQueary has the story:

“Despite delays and debunked predictions—and a never-ending wait for Gov. Pat Quinn’s decision on a gambling expansion bill—supporters of expanded gambling in Illinois say they expect to find common ground by Oct. 25, the first day of the fall veto session.

The bill, stalled for months due to policy differences, political infighting and Quinn’s reluctance to increase gambling venues, remains a top priority.

But the waiting game may be ending soon. Unless Quinn outlines his concerns “in short order,” legislative leaders will present him with their own version of a clean-up gaming bill, known as a trailer bill, that will tighten control over the proposed Chicago-owned casino, according to State Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie), House sponsor of the bill.”

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