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Cook County, Metro East crack top 5 ‘judicial hellholes’ in U.S.

Cook County, Metro East crack top 5 ‘judicial hellholes’ in U.S.

Illinois courts’ long history of being friendly to plaintiffs and personal injury attorneys showed up again in a reform group’s annual ranking. Cook County, St. Clair County and Madison County together moved up in the rankings of “judicial hellholes.”

By Dylan Sharkey

Marijuana tax suspended to cut San Francisco crime surge

Marijuana tax suspended to cut San Francisco crime surge

High taxes on marijuana are believed to help illegal dealers and violence thrive, so San Francisco is holding off on new city pot taxes to help legal dispensaries compete. Illinois and Chicago, where taxes top 40%, may want to pay attention.

By Dylan Sharkey

Property taxes still rob ‘Home Alone’ house

Property taxes still rob ‘Home Alone’ house

Property taxes are the real thieves attacking the house used in the holiday movie ‘Home Alone.’ The house is available for a one-night stay this holiday, but not all taxes are included.

By Dylan Sharkey

Illinois marijuana sales double, likely to hit $1.5 billion for 2021

Illinois marijuana sales double, likely to hit $1.5 billion for 2021

Legal marijuana has seen nine consecutive months tally at least $100 million in Illinois sales. The state is on pace to double the previous year and exceed $1.5 billion in sales. Still, Illinois’ illegal market churns out higher sales and violence.

By Dylan Sharkey

Lucas Stangler

Lucas Stangler

“The tax credit scholarship program has enabled so many families that want to come to St. Jude to be able to do it financially. I think that’s the most important impact that the program has had."