News Around Illinois – January 15, 2020

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Pritzker Wants Says Green Energy Laws Should Move Ahead SPRINGFIELD – Governor JB Pritzker says Illinois needs to move ahead with clean-energy legislation even as one of the state’s biggest utilities remains under a cloud of federal investigation. With the disclosure of federal subpoenas to Commonwealth Edison last year, and federal raids on some of […]

U Of I President Being Offered Contract Extension, Pay Raise

CHICAGO — University of Illinois President Tim Killeen is being offered a new contract that would extend his tenure four years and hike his annual compensation by about 40%, officials revealed Tuesday. The contract would extend Killeen’s presidency to 2024. His base pay would increase from $600,000 to $835,000. In making the contract proposal, board […]

The Challenges of Cannabis Finances

On just the first day of sales on January 1, legal marijuana in Illinois brought in nearly $3.2 million dollars, with a total of almost $11 million dollars in sales by the end of that week, according to the state. But while recreational weed is now legal in Illinois, it’s still considered a schedule 1 drug at the […]

The State Of Cannabis: Two Towns, Two Decisions On Cannabis Sales

Rantoul is looking forward to opening a new outdoor family sports complex, in 2021. Hopes for the $20 million project made it easier for village trustees in the Champaign County town to vote to prohibit cannabis-related businesses within their borders. Meanwhile in Vermilion County, city officials in Danville chose to allow cannabis businesses. The two […]

News Around Illinois – January 14, 2020

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Sullivan Resigns Over ‘Rape’ Email SPRINGFIELD — Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s agriculture director has resigned after acknowledging that he received, but did not act on, a lobbyist’s email seven years ago which referenced an alleged rape cover-up and illegal hiring practices. The email was originally obtained by Chicago public radio station WBEZ. John Sullivan said in […]