Illinois Insights An Update from Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies (6/10)
June 10, 2022
June 10, 2022
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation today announced the next steps to issue 185 Conditional Adult Use Cannabis Dispensing Organization Licenses to applicants selected in three lotteries in 2021.
Applicants must finalize statutory compliance checks before Conditional Licenses can be issued. To accommodate these compliance checks, beginning June 16, 2022, IDFPR intends to issue Conditional Licenses to the applicants selected in the 2021 lotteries in three waves:
The pace of licensing will be determined by how quickly applicants ’ compliance checks can be verified.
More detailed information on next steps is available here.
Illinois to establish Health Food Access Program to address food insecurity
Gov. J.B. Pritzker approved legislation this week establishing the Healthy Foods Access Program, which will provide grocery stores and other food sellers the financial support necessary to expand their operations into food deserts.
House Bill 2382 enables the Department of Human Services in coordination with the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to establish the Healthy Food Development Program to expand access to healthy foods in underserved areas. Grocery stores, corner stores, farmers’ markets, and other small retailers may receive assistance through grants, loans, equipment, or other financial assistance to be awarded on a competitive basis.
The legislation takes effect on January 1, 2023. More information is here.
John O ’Malley, Mayor Lori Lightfoot ’s deputy mayor for public safety, is leaving City Hall after just one year on the job — marking the position ’s fourth departure in three years.
O ’Malley is expected to be replaced by Elena Gottreich, deputy director of prosecutorial strategies for the Chicago Police Department.
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