It's 4/20 - News With Mary DixonOn this April 20th -- 4/20 -- people backing legalized marijuana use are planning smoke-ins around the country. (There are a number of stories about why 4/20 is a holiday for weed enthusiasts. Ask a friend.) In Washington, DC, demonstrators on Capitol Hill are reportedly going to try to hand out free joints to Congressmembers. Illinois lawmakers heard testimony on a proposal to legalize it here ...A Cook County judge will rule next week on a Chicago Public Schools funding lawsuit against the State of Illinois ... Governor Rauner is catching heat from reproductive rights advocates. He ran as a pro-choice candidate three years ago but is now promising to veto a measure that would keep abortion legal in Illinois if the Supreme Court overturns Roe-v-Wade. Chicago's Cardinal Cupich praised Rauner's veto plan ... Two more courts have stayed two more executions in Arkansas ... Secretary of State Tillerson says the Trump administration is conducting a thorough review of the deal to restrict Iran's nuclear program ... Russia is shutting down a UN Security Council condemnation of North Korea's latest missile test ... CBS News reports the CIA and FBI are investigating what may be the worst breach in CIA history. They're looking for an insider who leaked information on tools used to spy on smartphones and tvs to Wikileaks ... The Cubs came back to beat the Brewers ... the White Sox lost in New York ... and it's do or die tonight for the Blackhawks in Nashville ... There's a chance of rain this morning. Otherwise, it'll be breezy and near 70 degrees.
Six More Weeks Of Winter? - News With Mary DixonThe word from Gobbler's Knob is that Punxsatawney Phil has seen his shadow - and that means six more weeks of winter ... An Oak Lawn doctor is due to return this morning, after being detained at the Dubai airport because of the Trump travel ban. Doctor Amer al-Homssi was one of the first to sue over the restrictions. Another Chicago resident from Iran has won a similar battle ... The White House is warning Iran about testing ballistic missiles ... while President Trump reportedly has had testy phone calls with the leaders of Mexico and Australia ... Chicago leaders are shrugging off an Ohio pastor's suggestion that Trump sit down with gang leaders to discuss the city's violent crimes ... Officials at UC Berkeley say a small number of anarchists sparked fires and broke windows, as students protested an appearance by a caustic white nationalist writer ... Two families are suing Lake Zurich High School over their sons' allegations of hazing and bullying by football players ... The Bulls won in Oklahoma City ... It'll be sunny and cold today, with high temperatures in the mid-20s.
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