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Pritzker Administration Announces Third Month Sales Totals for Adult Use Cannabis

State’s new adult-use cannabis industry generated nearly $36 million in sales in March CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has announced preliminary numbers show statewide adult-use cannabis sales in March totaled $35,902,543.22. Dispensaries across the state sold 812,203 items over the 31-day period. Sales to Illinois residents totaled $27,096,931.23, while sales…

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Freeburg ESDA on COVID-19

by Eugene Kramer, Coordinator Freeburg ESDA Freeburg ESDA has been receiving and sharing all data concerning the COVID-19 virus with our local Emergency Service partners of Police, Fire, Public Works, and our various divisions of Ministers On Special Emergency Services, Local Team of Nurses and of course the Community Storm Shelter managers. Every effort is…

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COVID19 National Emergency

Provided by Eugene Kramer ESDA Coordinator for Freeburg The President of the United States has recently addressed the Nation concerning issuing a “National Emergency” as it relates to the COVID-19 virus.  My ESDA office is getting notifications from the IDPH and CDC via a rapid notification system. This is a Hazardous Health response Notification ONLY.…

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For Your Health: The bottom line on preventing colon cancer

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz Siteman Cancer Center March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and while that may not be the first thing that pops to mind in this month of March Madness and the first days of spring, it’s worth paying attention to. Really. Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in…

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For Your Health – The buzz on coffee and health

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz Siteman Cancer Center      For something that so many people love, coffee has a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to health. Even among coffee drinkers themselves, surveys have found that a large majority believe their regular habit is, to some degree, unhealthy. And that perception is puzzling because good…

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