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Mundelein residents spar over medical marijuana Mundelein Review
Mundelein residents spar over medical marijuana
Mundelein’s decision to allow medical marijuana as a permitted use has created an uproar on social media that led to two competing petitions on the issue. Many nearby towns are requiring potential dispensaries to participate in public hearings prior to opening, so that additional research can be done to see if neighbors suffer any undo burdens. Mundelein’s July 14 decision, however, means a business can open right away if it meets all state and local criteria. One petition calls for trustees to require a public hearing for every new medical marijuana business, while another calls for economic incentives encouraging such businesses to locate in Mundelein.
Aug. 1 4:50 p.m. |
Vandals cause $50K in damage at Lake Forest’s Winter Club Lake Forester
Vandals cause $50K in damage at Lake Forest’s Winter Club
Lake Forest police are looking for anyone with information about overnight vandalism that closed the Winter Club Friday, Aug. 1, and resulted in more than $50,000 in damage. Windows and doors were broken, sinks intentionally flooded and numerous items broken or destroyed sometime between 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, and 7 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, police said.
Aug. 1 2:52 p.m. |
Indictment: Ex-Bull tried to force masseuse to perform oral sex Vernon Hills Review
Indictment: Ex-Bull tried to force masseuse to perform oral sex
Court documents show that former Chicago Bulls player and coach Rick Brunson allegedly tried to force a masseuse to perform oral sex earlier this year at Lifetime Fitness in Vernon Hills. Lawyers for Brunson pushed for his indictment to be sealed during the July 31 arraignment, but Judge George Strickland denied the request. Instead, Strickland ordered the victim’s name be redacted. Brunson, 42, of Vernon Hills, was charged on June 25 with sexual abuse, attempted sexual assault and three counts of battery all stemming from an April 2 appointment at Lifetime Fitness in Vernon Hills. Three counts of domestic battery were later added.
Aug. 1 11:39 a.m. |
Highland Park wants to keep medical pot business low key Highland Park News
Highland Park wants to keep medical pot business low key
The City of Highland Park can’t bar a medical marijuana dispensary from setting up shop in town, but it’s proposing to ban terms like marijuana, cannabis, weed and pot on signs identifying the business. Senior planner Linda Sloan said there’s no reason for a medical marijuana dispensary to promote itself to drive- or walk-by traffic because all eligible patients will be assigned to a particular dispensary where they must obtain their product. Sloan also is recommending that Highland Park require that product deliveries take place in an enclosed garage and that trash bins be located indoors to eliminate the temptation for “dumpster diving.”
July 31 1:30 p.m. |

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