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Watch now: Recreational pot made $175 million in Illinois tax revenue. But some aren't happy with the rollout.
SPRINGFIELD — When Illinois’ existing cannabis dispensaries opened their doors to recreational customers for the first time on Jan. 1, 2020, they were met with long lines and high hopes.
The challenge is plain to see in Madison, where about three dozen tents have been pitched in a park just 10 blocks from the Capitol.
Citing lax building standards and a lack of community-wide energy initiatives, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ranked Madison 64th out of 100 cities, behind Milwaukee, Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Compelling insights from the heart of our community.
“I do not have the slightest idea how I got this,” said freshman J.J. Post, who got COVID-19 despite following the rules.
The former vice president is experienced, works with GOP senators, respects democratic values
A lack of diversity characterizes Madison’s newly formed police oversight board. A personal experience with the police informs my opinion.