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Marijuana sales exceed $10 million during first week in Illinois

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Marijuana sales exceed $10 million during first week in Illinois

Marijuana sales exceed $10 million during first week in Illinois Pritzker Administration Announces Sales Figures for First Weekend of Adult-Use Cannabis, Applicant Totals for Dispensary Licenses. State’s new adult-use cannabis industry generated over $10 million in sales in first days; Preliminary estimates show that of 700 total applicants for May 1 dispensary licenses, more than 600…

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Chicagoland activists fight Amazon fires in Brazil

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Chicagoland activists fight Amazon fires in Brazil

Chicagoland activists fight Amazon fires in Brazil Local members of the climate emergency group, Extinction Rebellion, and allied groups  Greenpeace, Rising Tide, Indivisible, as well as concerned individuals gathered for a protest outside the Brazilian Consulate to express and demonstrate solidarity with the indigenous  people being adversely affected by the fires being set by farmers,…

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Orland Park Ranks No. 1 in the Nation for Owner-Occupied Homes

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Orland Park Ranks No. 1 in the Nation for Owner-Occupied Homes

Orland Park Ranks No. 1 in the Nation for Owner-Occupied Homes The Village of Orland Park takes top ranking for home ownership according to a recent report from USA TODAY online which cited a study completed by 24/7 Wall St., a financial website. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community…

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Ready – Set – Grill — Safety tips for great grilling

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Ready – Set – Grill — Safety tips for great grilling

Ready – Set – Grill — Safety tips for great grilling SERVPRO cleanup and restoration specialists in the Summit area offer tips to homeowners for a sizzling and safe summer grilling season According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), July is the peak month for grilling fires, followed by June, May, and August.1 Annually,…

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The solution to climate change grows on trees

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The solution to climate change grows on trees

The solution to climate change grows on trees By John Keppler Americans are tired of half measures on climate change. Seven in ten Americans want utility companies to overhaul their operations and generate 100 percent of the nation’s electricity from renewables in the near future. That’s ambitious. Renewable energy accounts for just 17 percent of…

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State cautions residents about Blue-Green Algae threat in lakes

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State cautions residents about Blue-Green Algae threat in lakes

State cautions residents about Blue-Green Algae threat in lakes Illinois Officials Caution Residents Recreating in Illinois Lakes or Rivers to be Aware of Blue-Green Algae As temperatures begin to rise, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Public Health are reminding residents to be cautious if they are planning activities on Illinois lakes and…

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