The Norris City Village board Monday night voted unanimously to ban all recreational cannabis businesses in the village. That includes all businesses involved in the growing, sale and distribution of the drug. The state of Illinois recently passed legislation allowing those activities, but left the door open for municipalities, cities, and counties to determine their own stance, whether to ban or regulate the activity. Village attorney Nathan Rowland stated that he drew up the ordinance, O-19-06, as an outright ban, based on previous comments of board members.
The Southeastern Illinois College Board of Trustees met Tuesday, Aug. 13, to discuss the new academic year; new programs, events, and initiatives; and budgets.
The board learned that enrollment on the first day of class was up nearly two percent.
“An increase in full-time equivalent hours is amazing given 2019 was the smallest high school graduating class we have seen in years in our district,” said SIC President Dr. Jonah Rice. “We attribute this increase to new recruiting channels, new programs, and more students in our district choosing SIC due to affordability and quality.”