CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section that angered gun owners. Patients would pay $100 a year to apply for a medical marijuana card in Illinois under the revised preliminary rules. Disabled people and veterans would pay $50 annually.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - An Illinois man who was imprisoned before DNA evidence cleared him of murder has filed a new lawsuit accusing authorities of conspiring to frame him for the death of his girlfriend. Alan Beaman was convicted in the 1993 strangulation death of Jennifer Lockmiller and spent 13 years in prison. The Illinois Supreme Court reversed his conviction in 2008.
CHICAGO (AP) - Daredevil Nik Wallenda is in Chicago scouting possible locations for a tightrope walk between two Windy City skyscrapers in the fall. The high-wire walker says he first would check out Willis Tower. Wallenda has walked across the Niagara Falls and Grand Canyon in the past two years.
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A Taylorville couple has celebrated winning a more than $20 million Illinois Lottery drawing. Steve and Wilma Durbin were presented with their winning check yesterday at a grocery store in the central Illinois city where they purchased the ticket. The couple took a lump sum payment of $8.1 million after taxes.
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