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Watch now: Recreational pot made $175 million in Illinois tax revenue. But some aren't happy with the rollout.

SPRINGFIELD — When Illinois’ existing cannabis dispensaries opened their doors to recreational customers for the first time on Jan. 1, 2020, they were met with long lines and high hopes.

'It's going to get real hard': Dual threat looms for homeless facing winter, virus surge

The challenge is plain to see in Madison, where about three dozen tents have been pitched in a park just 10 blocks from the Capitol.

Applications, admits, deferrals: The COVID-19 calculations behind UW-Madison's freshman class

UW-Madison admitted a larger percentage of students to join this year's class than in any year since the Great Recession

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Journal Times editorial: Legislators must act to protect National Guard troops from sexual harassment

Legislators need to act on sexual assault reforms to protect National Guard troops

Journal Times editorial: 'Cancel culture' and consequences of free speech

The term “cancel culture” has emerged in the American political conversation.

Journal Times editorial: School referendum recount process must be fixed

Following the 2020 elections, legislators have thrown out a lot of ideas on how to reform the election process to protect the integrity of the vote.

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