Tag: Illinois

The Illinois Lottery Goes Mexican

The Illinois Lottery Goes Mexican
In April the Illinois Lottery introduced a Loteria themed ticket in all corner tienditas “as another way to reach out” to the Mexican-American community, said spokesman Steve Rossi. The three-dollar scratcher is a smaller version of a Loteria playing card, with 16 out of 54 possible symbols that range from “El Nopal” to “La Bota”... Read more »

Are Little Village Youth Gangbanging for Mexican Cartels?

Are Little Village Youth Gangbanging for Mexican Cartels?
It’s Friday night in Little Village. The wind occasionally carries distant laughter or the tan-tan of a corrido from someone’s backyard. Yet the curtains are drawn and few people linger on their front steps. The shadows of the side streets give a courteous warning to visitors. Almost all businesses on the commercial artery lock their doors before the self-imposed... Read more »

Illinois #1 for Marijuana Arrests

Illinois #1 for Marijuana Arrests
Illinois has the highest arrest rate for weed possession in the country, according to FBI numbers and survey data. The graphs demonstrate arrest rates per 100,000 users in each state for the year 2012. Read more about the study by Addiction Treatment resource center.
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