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Streator council discusses marijuana sales tax

  STREATOR – Streator’s council discussed whether to act on a city sales tax for marijuana on Tuesday. According to City Manager David Plyman, the city just recently received a memo letter from legal council on the matter. Plyman says it’s going to be a learning curve. ...Read more

Springfield to consider cannabis zoning, taxes

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Officials in Illinois’ capitol city will begin debating regulations on growing and selling recreational marijuana before it becomes legal Jan. 1. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports the City Council will meet as a committee Tuesday to begin ...Read more

LaSalle City Council Debates Food Trucks

LASALLE – LaSalle City Council discussed possible amendments to the city’s mobile food vendor ordinance. Although what the city discussed is not final, the council members did agree that food trucks would have to purchase an annual permit for $600. Members of the council also discussed ...Read more

Board Declares Suicide Awareness Week

OTTAWA – LaSalle County Board passed a resolution that declared October 6th through 12th Suicide Awareness Week at their board meeting on Monday. Attorney Alexis Ferracuti spoke to the board about the upcoming Out of the Darkness Walk on October 12th and the importance of raising awareness ...Read more

Agency recommends firing of officer who shot friend

  CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police oversight agency has recommended the firing of an officer who shot his friend and lied about it. In a report completed this summer, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability determined that Officer Patrick J. Kelly shot Michael LaPorta in the head in ...Read more

Sen. Durbin urges FDA to better regulate e-cigs

CHICAGO (AP) — Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to better regulate the electronic cigarette industry in the wake of several vaping-related deaths. Durban criticized the FDA on Monday for its lack of oversight of the sale and marketing of e-cigarettes ...Read more