Marijuana shop finalists include firms backed by Terry Hillard, Phil Stefani: ‘Doesn’t sound … like social equity’

Customers buying marijuana at Rise Joliet. | Sun-Times file Black and Latino lawmakers called on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to delay the issuance of new cannabis licenses over concerns about the application process after just 21 firms advance. A day after

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‘Red alert’ or red-faced? Pritzker admits ‘mistake’ in different responses to COVID-19 outbreaks in south suburbs and downstate

Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks at a news conference in Joliet on Tuesday. | Screenshot of state live stream Indoor dining and bar service is banned in Will and Kankakee counties beginning Wednesday, a state “mitigation” effort that’s the result of

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Forget 24/7, it’s now 24/30 — or longer — for some who take care of developmentally disabled: ‘Basically, we are their family’

Roosevelt Journigans at the Trinity Services Inc. home for developmentally disabled residents in Joliet where Journigans is now working 30- to 45- day stints to reduce the risk of transmitting the disease.  | Provided photo. It’s quite a personal sacrifice,

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Nearly $1 million in pot revenue passed to Downstate drug stores to help ease coronavirus crunch

Customers buy marijuana products at Rise Joliet, a dispensary in southwest suburban Joliet, on the first day of legalized recreational cannabis in Illinois, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file The Illinois Comptroller’s office announced Friday that rural

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