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Mooney Hill Produce In Edwardsville Is As Good As It Gets

EDWARDSVILLE - If you have traveled down Illinois State Route 157, either entering or leaving Edwardsville, you may have noticed a conglomerate of signs on the curve, right at the edge of town. The hand written, sandwich board signs have cute little sayings advertising a variety of produce that is available if you turn in the driveway, the entrance to Mooney Hill Produce. Produce available depends on the time of the year. But, if you have ever ventured up that drive and made a purchase, you ar Continue Reading
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10 Jaw Dropping Mansions For Sale in Illinois’ Richest Town

MSN details - A suburb of Chicago, Livability gives Glencoe an exceptional living score of 79. Perhaps that’s because the income per capita is more than 250% higher than the U.S. average, or the median home value is more than 380% higher than the national average. Of all the residents, 94% own their homes, and 99% of high schoolers graduate.
Illinois StateJacksonville Journal Courier

New law creates financing programs to create affordable housing in Illinois

A new law will create financing programs and tax incentives to support the creation of affordable housing across Illinois. The program will supplement affordable housing developments that qualify for federal tax credits. Funds will be made available through $75 million federal dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act. Officials expect it will fund the development and preservation of up to 3,500 rental homes and apartments by the end of 2024.
Illinois StateGreater Milwaukee Today

Jobs, reliability and bailouts chief concerns amid possible Illinois energy legislation

Some at the Illinois statehouse are eying a bailout of the nuclear industry with a goal to shut down coal-generated power. Critics say that would be devastating and unfair. Legislation to achieve the governor’s goal of 100% green energy by 2050 is still elusive, but those employed by the coal industry say they’re needed for reliability and for their area's economy.
Illinois StateJournal Gazette and Times Courier

Illinois announces winners of 55 marijuana store licenses, but judge delays awarding them

After more than a year of waiting, Ambrose Jackson learned Thursday that his team was one of the lucky few to win rights to open a new marijuana retail store in Illinois. Combined with the craft grower license they won earlier this month, his group is poised to become a vertically integrated company, producing and selling in what’s expected to be a $2 billion industry this year.

Parts of Illinois face real estate risks due to the pandemic

(The Center Square) – A new report indicates the real estate markets in some Illinois counties are vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic. The real estate website ATTOM reports markets were considered at risk based on the percentage of homes facing possible foreclosure, the portion with mortgage balances that exceeded the estimated property values, and the percentage of average local wages required to pay for major homeownership expenses on median-priced houses or condominiums.
Illinois StateThe News-Gazette

Illinois ag secretary: 'Unlimited potential' in U.S.-U.K. trade agreement

The Illinois Farm Bureau is looking forward to more trade opportunities with the United Kingdom — a trade partner already “integral” to the state’s ag community. “We see great opportunity and are motivated to help get these talks on the front burner,” farm bureau President Richard Guebert Jr. said. “Trade has always been important to farmers across not only Illinois, but across the Midwest.”