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Apr. 20—After years of rejecting efforts to legalize medical and recreational marijuana, several Republican lawmakers on Wednesday promoted a medical cannabis measure — but with session over, there's almost no chance legislators pass the bill this year. Rallying in support of full legalization for years, some Democrats said the legislation doesn't go far enough to legalize a drug that most ...

A writer who spent summers in Ukraine dreams of bringing her own daughter there after the war. As a Nigerian-Ukrainian child shuttling back and forth from Nigeria, where I lived most of the year, to Soviet-era Ukraine every summer, I held two impressions of the city of Kyiv — one had to do with the circus and the other with ice cream. Both were delightfully experienced by me there but neither ...

CHICAGO — For more than two years, whenever I’ve driven past the Cinemark 18 in Evanston, Illinois, arguably the go-to multiplex for the Far North Side, I have wondered what it looks like inside right now. How quiet it must be. Is the concession stand sticky? Are the seats dusty? Do lobby posters promise a summer movie season the pandemic stopped before it could start? Like other theaters ...

CHICAGO — The good news is Charles Oakley’s new memoir, “The Last Enforcer: Outrageous Stories From the Life and Times of One of the NBA’s Fiercest Competitors,” comes with a six-page index, for easy perusal. The bad news — particularly if you played in the NBA during the power forward’s 19-year career, from his 1985 debut alongside Michael Jordan on the Chicago Bulls, to his 2004 retirement ...

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LOS ANGELES — ABC, the home of freshman comedy "Abbott Elementary," has partnered with publishing company Scholastic to provide underfunded schools with free book fairs, coupling the successful show's marketing campaign with a very worthy cause. Building on the momentum of Quinta Brunson's workplace comedy, which is set in a low-income Philadelphia school and shot mockumentary style, the ...

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