• FBI raids state senator’s offices, Chicago’s big retail conundrum: Daily digest

    FBI raids state senator’s offices, Chicago’s big retail conundrum: Daily digest0

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    The owner of a CBD shop in the Loop is suing its landlord for breach of contract. CBD Kratom at 28 E. Randolph Street alleges it was prohibited from using its logo — which features a hemp leaf — on a sign above its new store. The suit claims the owners and operators of the building refused to approve the sign “and specifically made references to the signage as promoting marijuana usage.” The plaintiffs are seeking $250,000 from the defendants, named as Wabash Randolph Garage, 4 Garages and General Parking Corp.… Continue reading.

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  • Disabled Man Dies Van After Caretaker Falls Asleep On Kratom

    Disabled Man Dies Van After Caretaker Falls Asleep On Kratom0

    Tragically, the ride that Lapointe took in his assisted-living facility’s minivan on May 9 would be his last. According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, his caretaker, 26-year-old Joshua Russell, took kratom, a legal herbal supplement whose effects have been compared to opiates, and fell asleep in the front seat while parked in front of his home in Seminole, Fla. The developmentally disabled man, who authorities say had the cognitive ability of a 1-year-old, was trapped in the back as the 2006 Toyota Sienna grew hotter and hotter under the beating Florida sun.

    “There was nothing he could do,” Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said at a Friday news conference.… Continue reading.

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  • Man With Down Syndrome Dies In Hot Car After Caregiver Takes Drugs, Falls Asleep

    Man With Down Syndrome Dies In Hot Car After Caregiver Takes Drugs, Falls Asleep0

    John Lapointe

    Down syndrome died after being left in a hot car while his caregiver took drugs and then fell asleep, according to a police report. His death highlights a fear many loved ones of people with intellectual disabilities face: recognizing, preventing and reporting caregiver neglect and abuse.

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