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Tag Archives: Illinois

Rep. Cheri Bustos Won’t Run For Re-election In 2022

Rep. Cheri Bustos, a Democrat who represents Illinois‘ 17th Congressional District, announced Friday she won’t run for re-election next year. She said she’s retiring from Congress after her current term is up. “As I turn every corner on each decade of life, I take time to reflect and evaluate what …

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The FDA Announces Plan To Ban Menthol Cigarettes

On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration announced its plan to ban menthol cigarettes in response to a 2013 citizen petition advocating the ban of mint-flavored cigarettes, the Washington Post reports. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 20 million Americans smoke menthols. Phillip Gardiner, the co-chair of the …

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Evanston, Illinois Is Offering Black Residents Reparations

Evanston, Illinois is paying reparations to Black residents for harm caused by the city’s discriminatory housing policies and practices. It is the first time that a city in the United States has established a reparations program. “The program is a step towards revitalizing, preserving, and stabilizing Black/African-American owner-occupied homes in …

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