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Lake County to receive nearly $8 million as part of nationwide settlement with opioid manufacturers, distributors

Illinois will receive $760 million, with Lake County receiving nearly $8 million, to combat the opioid epidemic after a $26 billion settlement was finalized with drug distributors and a manufacturer. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul held a press conference Friday to announce final approval of a national $26 billion opioid settlement agreement with the nation’s […]

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‘It cultivates chaos’: Gov. Pritzker slams judge’s ruling striking down Illinois’ school mask mandate

Gov. J.B. Pritzker slammed a downstate judge’s ruling that temporarily blocks his mask and COVID exclusion mandates in Illinois schools, saying that the judge had “poor legal reasoning.” “Judge Raylene Grischow’s ruling is out of step with the vast majority of legal analysis in Illinois and across the nation,” Pritzker said during an unrelated press […]

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Illinois attorney general warns parents of cannabis look-alike candy as Halloween approaches

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is warning residents of cannabis and hemp derivatives disguised in well-known snacks and candy as Halloween approaches. Raoul urges parents and guardians to be aware that unregulated look-alike candies and snacks are being sold online. The look-alike candy and snacks, which are illegal, can be a serious threat to children […]

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Illinois attorney general, 51 other attorneys general call on Congress to protect children on Facebook, Instagram

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and 51 other attorneys general across the nation wrote a letter to Congress urging them to address concerns of social media’s impact on children and teens. Raoul, part of a bipartisan coalition of 51 other attorneys general, wrote a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation […]