Illinois medical marijuana patients now number 3,300

( KTRS ) The number of Illinois patients approved to use medical marijuana continues to climb as dispensaries get ready to sell the drug for the first time. The Illinois Department of Public Health says it has approved 3,300 patients to use medical marijuana in the state’s pilot program, including 20 children. The department began mailing…

Illinois Supreme Court again rejects $10B cigarette verdict

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A divided Illinois Supreme Court has again rejected a $10.1 billion class-action judgment against cigarette maker Phillip Morris over its marketing of “low-tar” tobacco products. The 4-2 ruling released Wednesday vacates a 2014 decision by Illinois’ 5th District Appellate Court to reinstate the Madison County verdict. The state Supreme Court first…