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Illinois municipalities consider retail sales, taxes for recreational cannabis The Center Square


Illinois municipalities consider retail sales, taxes for recreational cannabis

Officials in villages and cities across Illinois are dealing with whether to allow legal pot sales within their limits.

In the capital city of Springfield, some aldermen said they may have opposed the state legalizing recreational cannabis, but it’d be foolish to miss out on the extra revenue.

Local governments can zone where legal sales can happen, and tack on an extra 3 percent tax on top of the various state taxes.

Investigation continues after train derailment in Dupo

Cleanup and investigations are expected to continue today near St. Louis after a train derailed in Dupo, Illinois.

The St. Clair County Emergency Management Agency reported the train derailed midday Tuesday leading to evacuations of schools and homes in the area.

The train was carrying a flammable substance used as a solvent. No injuries were reported.

Report finds Lake Forest has highest household income in Illinois

At $176,000, Lake Forest has the highest household income in Illinois, according to a new report from UnitedStatesZipCodes.org.

\Rounding out the top three are Winnetka and Hinsdale, with more than $166,000.

Decatur, along with three zip codes in East St. Louis and one in Chicago, round out the lowest household income in the state at less than $20,000.

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