Legal weed in Illinois takes another hit. Credit: Courtesy Thinkstock

Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, alarm, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• That Governor Rauner vetoed legislation that would decriminalize low-level marijuana possession, demanding higher fines for those who get caught? Mick Dumke

• This New York Times exposé about Amazon’s brutal, draconian work conditions? Drew Hunt

• About the bleak tenure of Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper? Tal Rosenberg

• That an attorney known for defending accused drug dealers—including Dana Bostic—is going on trial himself for perjury and obstruction of justice? Mick Dumke

• That King Tut’s tomb might have actually belonged to Nefertiti—who was his mother or stepmother, or maybe his predecessor on the Egyptian throne?Aimee Levitt

• That notorious joke thief the Fat Jew no longer has a pilot in the works with Comedy Central? Kevin Warwick