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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.

'It's going to get real hard': Dual threat looms for homeless facing winter, virus surge

The challenge is plain to see in Madison, where about three dozen tents have been pitched in a park just 10 blocks from the Capitol.

Applications, admits, deferrals: The COVID-19 calculations behind UW-Madison's freshman class

UW-Madison admitted a larger percentage of students to join this year's class than in any year since the Great Recession

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More than 3,000 UW-Madison students have contracted COVID-19. This is one student's story

“I do not have the slightest idea how I got this,” said freshman J.J. Post, who got COVID-19 despite following the rules.

Madison doctor couple on front lines of COVID-19 embracing 'air hugs'

For workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the risk isn’t theoretical. Despite wearing protective gear, and taking other precautions, they’re inches away from patients emitting a new virus that has killed more than 55,000 people.

With medical supplies dwindling in COVID-19 pandemic, Wisconsin businesses shift gears

In a mobilization reminiscent of World War II, when factories worked around the clock to address military needs, Wisconsin businesses are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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