CHICAGO (AP) - The official applications have been posted for aspiring medical marijuana businesses in Illinois. The applications and detailed instructions were posted Friday on the program's website. The application period opens Sept. 8 and runs through Sept. 22 for a limited number of permits. Applications to obtain medical marijuana must be hand delivered to the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation in Chicago.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - If you've ever wondered how Americans waged war 100 years ago, the Illinois State Military Museum will give you a glimpse of the past. The Springfield museum plans to put uniforms, weapons and other equipment on display that was used by the Illinois National Guard during a 1916 border campaign against Pancho Villa. The items will be displayed at the military museum, starting Sept. 6.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A thunderstorm left water standing in the basement of the Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site in Springfield, causing the cancellation of tours. Tours were canceled Friday, but the Carriage House and the grounds remained open to visitors. It's unclear when tours of the home will resume.
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - Passengers were forced to leave an Amtrak train traveling from Carbondale to Chicago when engine trouble forced the cancellation of service. The train, which was scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 9:45 p.m. Friday, slowed to a stop shortly after leaving Carbondale. Amtrak Media Relations Manager Marc Magliari tells the Southern Illinoisan newspaper passengers will be able to take a Saturday morning train to Chicago or receive a refund.
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