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Ag Dept. approves 10th cannabis-growing site

The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) has approved another cultivation center that can grow cannabis for adult-use purposes. The approval is in advance of adult-use cannabis becoming legal on January 1, 2020.

Compass Ventures, Inc. in Litchfield is now licensed to grow for adult-use bringing the number of cultivation centers growing for the January 1st launch to 10.

Already on the list are sites in Kankakee, Dwight and Joliet.

Currently only cultivation centers licensed to grow medical marijuana can apply for early approval adult-use growth. Social equity applicants will have additional opportunities to open cultivation centers in an upcoming phase.

“Licensed cultivation centers are already hard at work in advance of legalization in January and the department looks forward to continuing to review additional applications as they come in,” said Jeff Cox, IDOA Medicinal Plants Bureau Chief”

In addition to Compass Ventures Inc., nine other cultivation centers have been licensed for adult- growth:

• Cresco Labs, LLC- Lincoln
• Cresco Labs, LLC- Kankakee
• Cresco Labs, LLC- Joliet
• Curative Health Cultivation, LLC- Aurora
• PharmaCann, LLC- Dwight
• PharmaCann, LLC- Hillcrest
• Revolution Cannabis, LLC (DBA Ascend Illinois)- Barry
• Wellness Group Pharms, LLC- Anna
• GTI Rock Island, LLC- Rock Island

Applications for licenses for craft growers, infusers and transporters will be available through IDOA beginning on January 7. The application deadline is March 15, 2020.

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Winter Weather alert >

Motorists are on alert today (Monday).  The NWS says Snow and rain is causing dangerous road conditions.  The Chicago and northern Illinois area could see up to six inches of snow.  The east-central Illinois areas could see 1-3 inches. Snow plow crews are out and about prepping roads for the winter elements. Drivers need to slow down and be aware of changing road conditions.

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Danville VA’s first-ever Veterans Day parade

                           10 am start Monday

The Veterans Affairs Illiana Healthcare System is set to go with its Veterans Day Parade honoring the service of the many veterans who live on the Danville campus and throughout the area. This is a first-ever Veterans Day parade. It’s ready to step off at 10 am today. The parade traffic will loop around the VA campus. Melissa Spady, acting public affairs officer, said so many people have jumped onboard to help organize this.

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Veterans Day includes Parade, Open House, Appreciation B-fast, military salutes

Veterans Day is today (Mon). And we’ve invited so many related organizations to let us know what their plans are to celebrate and salute the services our military heroes have provided.

A much-deserved Appreciation Breakfast is being served in Cissna Park. All veterans and their spouses are welcome at the American Legion Hall Post 527. The Legion and the Princess Wach-e-kee Chapter of the NSDAR sponsor today’s gathering.

Onarga Legion Post 551 is hosting a ceremony at Railroad Park at 11 am.  The Cissna Park Color Guard is also conducting a program at the Rankin War Memorial at 11 am. 

The Kankakee County Veteran's Council invites the public to its 10:15 am program at the Countgy Historical Museum on South 8th Avenue.  Veteran's Assistance Commission Chairman Stanley Olenjack is the Master of Ceremonies.  U. S. Army Veteran, Kenneth Brooks is the featured speaker.  He's a decorated Vietnam Veteran.

Other flag-bearing events are scheduled. Danville’s VA is hosting a first-ever parade at the VA campus. It steps off at 10 am.  Parking is suggested at the DACC parking lot.

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Beaverville woman dies in Indiana crash

                           Wrong-Way Driver Crash Results in Double Fatality on I-65

A 21-year-old Beaverville woman died, along with a second driver, in a wrong-way head-on crash on I-65 Sunday morning. Indiana State Police investigated near Crown Point in Lake County.
Anna Warner of Beaverville was the driver of a Kia travelling the wrong-way from exit ramp 231. Police report her car struck a Corvette headed southbound on the interstate. That driver was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the Corvette escaped serious injuries.

State Police report a 911 caller alerted authorities of a vehicle that entered I-65 from the wrong ramp at U.S. 231. Approximately one minute later, OnStar reported a crash involving a Corvette. Troopers and Crown Point fire personnel arrived at the scene to find the Kia was northbound in the southbound lanes traveling in the center lane. The Kia struck the Corvette head on. The Corvette was traveling southbound in the center lane. The inside lane (3rd lane) was closed at the time of the crash with orange traffic barrels for construction purposes.

The Lake County Coroner pronounced the Corvette driver dead. Anna Warner died at Franciscan Health Hospital in Crown Point.

The crash, which occurred at about 1:30 AM. closed the southbound lanes of I-65 for approximately 7 hours. All lanes reopened at 8:30 a.m.

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