Bill Haine http://wuis.org en Statewide Fine For Littering, Tossing Cigarettes http://wuis.org/post/statewide-fine-littering-tossing-cigarettes <p>Tossing trash anywhere besides a garbage will soon cost you no matter where you are in Illinois.&nbsp; A&nbsp;new law imposes a statewide fine for littering.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Senator Bill </span>Haine<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> hates litter, saying "it's irresponsible, it pollutes beautiful environments, God's creation, it creates ugliness."</span></p><p>He hates it so much, he says he goes around his neighborhood in Alton, picking it up himself.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:44:39 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 7431 at http://wuis.org Statewide Fine For Littering, Tossing Cigarettes Illinois Senate Sends Medical Marijuana To Governor http://wuis.org/post/illinois-senate-sends-medical-marijuana-governor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois Senate approved <a href="http://ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=1&amp;GAID=12&amp;GA=98&amp;DocTypeID=HB&amp;LegID=68357&amp;SessionID=85">legislation</a> Friday that would legalize the medical use of marijuana.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the end, the vote was not that close — 35 senators voted yes, 21 no.</span></p> Fri, 17 May 2013 20:55:15 +0000 Brian Mackey 2851 at http://wuis.org Illinois Senate Sends Medical Marijuana To Governor