Nearly 500,000 Non-Felony Cannabis Arrest Records Expunged in Illinois

Nearly 500,000 Non-Felony Cannabis Arrest Records Expunged in Illinois

As required by Illinois legislation that went into effect in 2019, the state’s governor issued pardons on low-level convictions and nearly 500,000 non-felony arrest records for cannabis-related crimes on Dec. 31, 2020. The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act ordered at least 47,000 marijuana-related arrest records from 2013-2019 be expunged by Jan. 1, 2021. Additionally, the […]

Congress Overturns Trump’s Veto of National Defense Authorization Act

Congress Overturns Trump’s Veto of National Defense Authorization Act

Congress overturned President Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Senate voted to override the veto on Jan. 1, 2021, four days after the House of Representatives did the same. The president’s decision to undermine the nation’s defense placed Republicans in a delicate position — overturn Trump while “supporting” his continued bid […]

Pandemic Illuminates the Need for Every Home to Have a Computer

Pandemic Illuminates the Need for Every Home to Have a Computer

Every home in America should have a computer and access to reliable internet services. In economically challenged communities, this is not feasible. The overall cost of not being connected to the world wide web is not easily measurable. The need is even greater since the COVID-19 pandemic began. People were suddenly thrown into isolation — […]