Bill that would make Juneteenth a paid state holiday passes House, heads to Gov. J.B. Pritzker

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State Representative LaShawn Ford speaks at a press conference announcing the introduction of House Bill 327 in front of Nature’s Care West Loop Adult Use Dispensary in Chicago on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Currently there are no Black and Brown plant-touching cannabis business owners in Illinois. The 2019 law was not helpful in creating pathways for minority owners to become license holders. There were flaws in the implementation process and no new licenses have been granted. (Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune)

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May 27, 2021 at 06:30PM

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