Local Illinois: Governor Sends Marijuana Decriminalization Measure Back To Lawmakers by Gary Kopycinski on August 20, 2015 Gary Kopycinski Author More in Local: Brandon Spence Makes Dean’s List at Monmouth College January 26, 2023 Rep. Kelly Honors the Life of Larry Rogers Sr. on the Floor of the House of Representatives January 26, 2023 “Step Back into a 1950s Valentine’s Day” Exhibit at 1950s Park Forest House Museum January 25, 2023 Springfield, IL--(ENEWSPF)--August 20, 2015. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday issued an amendatory veto to House Bill 218, which seeks to decriminalize minor marijuana possession offenses. As You've reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.