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1:56 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Competition Fierce To Grow, Distribute Medical Marijuana In Illinois

Illinois State Police districts
Credit Ryan Pumroy / WNIJ

Entrepreneurs looking to get in on the business side of Illinois' new medical marijuana program are facing fierce competition.  The state has come out with numbers showing just how much.  

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Outdoor Art Series
6:22 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Outdoor Art Series: Southern Wisconsin Barn Quilts

Nancy Nienhuis stands in front of her barn quilt "Farmer's Daughter" with her grandchildren
Jenna Dooley WNIJ

Nancy Nienhuis was born in a farmhouse in rural Janesville, Wis. She's worked the land her whole life and plans to keep it in the family. She's proud of her family's agricultural legacy and wants others to take notice.

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Agriculture
6:09 am
Tue January 15, 2013

State Wants to Promote Farm Food

Credit Illinois Department of Agriculture

The Illinois Department of Agriculture wants shoppers to buy food farmed in Illinois. And it wants grocery stores that sell local food to encourage it. The state wants stores and farmers’ markets to take part in its new "Where Fresh Is" campaign.

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