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Pritzker Pleased with Cannabis Sales Results

Pritzker Pleased with Cannabis Sales Results

By Neil Doyle Illinois’ governor is reacting to adult-use cannabis sales and the tax revenue generated during the first month. The Illinois Department of Revenue announced recreational marijuana sales brought in $7,332,058 in cannabis tax revenue during January, with an additional $3,147,928.29 generated in retail sales tax revenue. Speaking to reporters, Governor J.B. Pritzker said…MORE

Mental Health Garners Attention in Springfield

Mental Health Garners Attention in Springfield

By Illinois Radio Network Illinois lawmakers are considering a bill that would put mental health on a par with physical health in the state’s public schools. Senate Bill 2473 would give students five days of excused absences per school year for mental health issues. Students would be able to make up any missed school work.…MORE

‘Fargo’ Series Filming in Pontiac

‘Fargo’ Series Filming in Pontiac

Fargo, North Dakota, public clock/Photo courtesy of the City of Fargo By A.J. Harris Filming of highly-acclaimed television show Fargo will cause streets in Pontiac to be shut down today (Monday) and tomorrow. Redhawk Productions representative Alex Hughes asked the city council’s permission to close Mill Street between Howard and Washington, and Madison between Main…MORE

Livingston County Voters Have Options in the Upcoming Primary Election

Livingston County Voters Have Options in the Upcoming Primary Election

By Todd Wineburner Livingston County Clerk Kristy Masching says a number of options are available for casting a ballot in the March 17th primary, including extended hours in the clerk’s office for early voting. A complete schedule of dates and times is available by clicking below: Early Voting, Vote by Mail, and Grace Registration in…MORE

Heartland CC Seeks Distinguished Alum Nominations

Heartland CC Seeks Distinguished Alum Nominations

By Neil Doyle A local community college is seeking nominations for its distinguished alumni award. The award recognizes notable Heartland Community College alumni who demonstrate exceptional achievement in their profession and make a positive impact on their community, according to a news release. “We encourage co-workers, family members, friends and professors to consider taking a…MORE

Single Vehicle Accident Takes a Young Life in Livingston County

Single Vehicle Accident Takes a Young Life in Livingston County

Livingston County Coroner Danny Watson/WJEZ file photo By Neil Doyle A nine-year-old boy has been identified as the victim of a fatal crash in Livingston County. According to LIvingston County Coroner Danny Watson, Nathan Gast of Reddick died in a single vehicle accident that occurred at about 4:45 p.m. Thursday on Route 17 just east…MORE

Federal Housing Money Earmarked for Livingston County

Federal Housing Money Earmarked for Livingston County

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)/WJEZ file photo By Neil Doyle The Livingston County Housing Authority is getting $562,985 in federal funding that will go towards the development, financing and modernization of public housing. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) on Thursday announced more than $21 million in federal funding that will go…MORE