The Illinois senate narrowly approved a medical marijuana bill today. From the Marijuana Policy Project's press release:
The Illinois Senate passed a bill today, 30-28, that would allow seriously ill patients with certain debilitating conditions to use marijuana for medical purposes if their physician has recommended it.
Okay, so it's not exactly a ringing endorsement of individual freedom. But that a heartland state's senate could muster the votes to get even this through seems pretty significant.