The Land of Lincoln is suffering a number of financial woes, fueled in large part by unfunded pension liabilities, but neither Illinois nor any other state should expect a bailout from Uncle Sam, according to a resolution introduced into the senate last summer.
Despite the fact that Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has already signed legislation that will raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 by 2025, one local lawmaker and small business owner continues to voice his opposition.
The State of Illinois has legalized the craft growing, cultivation, transportation, infusing, and dispensing (sale) of recreational cannabis from properly licensed facilities and in limited quantities, to persons 21 years of age and older.
After a rough and delayed planting season, Illinois’ agriculture industry received good news this week with a Taiwanese delegation committing to purchasing over $2 billion in Illinois soy and corn over the next two years.
Senate Agriculture Chairman Scott Bennett hosted a Taiwanese delegation at his family farm on Sept. 24 in Ford County to celebrate the $2.2 billion commitment to purchase Illinois soybeans and corn over the next two years.