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Watch now: Recreational pot made $175 million in Illinois tax revenue. But some aren't happy with the rollout.

SPRINGFIELD — When Illinois’ existing cannabis dispensaries opened their doors to recreational customers for the first time on Jan. 1, 2020, they were met with long lines and high hopes.

Mass cancellations, restrictions for COVID-19 pandemic unprecedented for most Americans

Widespread cancellation of events, travel restrictions, school closures, quarantines: Americans haven’t seen this kind of response to a public health threat since the 1918 flu pandemic.

Special report | Fading away: Wisconsin's dementia crisis

An expected doubling of residents with dementia, coupled with a caregiver shortage hitting rural areas especially hard, presents a growing challenge. In a search for a cure to Alzheimer's disease, UW-Madison researchers also study causes. State Journal reporter David Wahlberg details the pro…

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Kenosha News editorial: Lending a hand to the Windy City

Sure, Chicago, take a page out of our policing playbook.

Kenosha News editorial: This summer, let's be careful behind the wheel

We’re getting back outside after more than a year stuck inside, with little to do for fun even if we did go out.

Kenosha News editorial: Universal 911 texting is worth the investment

Following Kenosha County’s lead, Racine County recently rolled out its own text-to-911 system as part of a $200,000 system upgrade.

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