Pritzker Administration Announces Sales Figures for First Days of Adult Use Cannabis

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has announced that statewide adult-use cannabis sales from Wednesday, January 1 through Sunday, January 12 totaled $19,709,35.10. Dispensaries across the state rendered 495,385 transactions over the twelve-day period.   SALES TRANSACTIONS Jan. 1 $3,176,256.71 77,128 Jan. 2 $2,252,586.51 56,762 Jan. 3 $2,209,065.01 55,161 Jan. 4 $2,004,019.43…Read more…

Resolve to be Ready: FloodPrep Tour Planned in Illinois

Flood prep should top the list of resolutions for Illinoisans who ‘Resolve to be Ready’ in 2020.  Officials with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), Illinois Department of Insurance (IDOI) and Illinois Department of Natural Resources are launching a FloodPrep tour to help prepare communities – both residents and local governments — for the possibility…Read more…

Pritzker Administration Announces Sales Figures for First Weekend of Adult-Use Cannabis, Applicant Totals for Dispensary Licenses

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Federal and Professional Regulation has announced that statewide adult-use cannabis sales from Wednesday, January 1 through Sunday, January 5 totaled $10,830,667.91. Dispensaries across the state rendered 271,169 transactions over the five-day period.   SALES TRANSACTIONS Jan. 1 $3,176,256.71 77,128 Jan. 2 $2,252,586.51 56,762 Jan. 3 $2,209,065.01 55,161 Jan. 4 $2,004,019.43…Read more…

State and Local Officials Urge Residents to Plan for Spring Flooding Now

The National Weather Service says wet ground conditions mixed with higher than normal river levels could lead to flooding in Illinois this spring. State and local officials are urging residents to plan for spring weather emergencies now. The Illinois Department of Insurance recommends residents review insurance plans to verify they’re covered in the event of…Read more…

Illinois State Police Squash Rumor About Marijuana and FOID Cards

The Illinois State Police are trying to clear-up a rumor about the state’s newly legal marijuana. Troopers say you will not have to give-up your FOID card if you buy marijuana from a dispensary. That rumor took-off last weekend, with even a few state lawmakers breathing life into it. Illinois’ recreational marijuana law makes it…Read more…

Law Enforcement Struggles With Detecting High Drivers

Law enforcement is struggling with the issue of how to best detect and prevent drivers from getting behind the wheel high.  Executive Director of the Illinois Sheriff’s Association Jim Kaitschuk says there are complications for tracking people who drive under the influence of marijuana.  Kaitschuk says there is no standardized test to detect high drivers.Read more…

Gender Neutral Restroom Law Goes Into Effect Jan. 1 in Illinois

Illinois is about to get a lot more gender neutral restrooms. A new state law that takes effect tomorrow requires all public, single use restrooms to be labeled gender neutral. That means restrooms in public buildings and schools will need new signs. Single-gender restrooms that can be used by several people at once will not…Read more…

St. Louis Among Top 25 Places To Visit in 2020

(St. Louis, MO) — St. Louis ranks among the top 25 places in the United States to visit in 2020, according to an article in Forbes magazine. The magazine surveyed travel experts and says St. Louis’s museums, Gateway Arch and Missouri Botanical Garden are top attractions for what it calls a cool city with class.…Read more…

Illinois Sees Nation’s Worst Population Decline of the Decade

Illinois closes the decade experiencing the worst population decline of any state in the nation with a total loss of 168,700 residents. According to data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, Illinois shrank by 51,250 residents from July 2018 to July 2019, bringing the state to six consecutive years of population decline. The drop in state population over the…Read more…