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Seed Money: Delavan Cannabis Cultivation Facility Doubles Capacity With $28M Investment

Revolution Global announced Tuesday it will double the capacity of its Delavan cannabis cultivation facility using $28.75 million in capital expansion funds from a Nevada-based real estate startup.

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Highway 309 October Playlist: Neko Case, Durand Jones & The Indications

What is Highway 309 ? It's the station that plays Neko Case, Durand Jones & The Indications, and Buddy Guy. You never know what you're going to hear on Highway 309. But know that what you hear will be good.

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What is Highway 309? It's the station that plays Neko Case, Durand Jones & The Indications, and Buddy Guy. You never know what you're going to hear on Highway 309. But know that what you hear will be good.

Good Morning Bedlam plays Nightshop in Bloomington Thursday night.
Good Morning Bedlam

Good Morning Bedlam is another young string band more inspired by — than tethered to — traditional bluegrass.

On this week's episode of WGLT's Center Stage, it's all about the magic with music from Pippin, Xanadu, and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!

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The City of Peoria could see the sale of recreational cannabis next year. The city council last night approved an ordinance to allow adult-use marijuana dispensaries.

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam delivered her first policy address Wednesday since pro-democracy protesters took to the city's streets almost five months ago.

But she had to do so by video, after chanting opposition lawmakers forced her from the chamber.

The annual policy speech was unusually short and focused on the deep social and economic inequalities that have proliferated in Hong Kong. Lam pledged to provide better welfare policies while making substantial increases in affordable housing.

Cultural historian Candacy Taylor traveled Route 66 to document her findings on businesses and history for her second book. But once she got deeper into Route 66 culture, she uncovered findings about the culture of historically black "green book" sites that are still operating today.

Every year, the company Ingredion buys millions of tons of corn and cassava from farmers and turns them into starches and sugars that go into foods such as soft drinks, yogurt and frozen meals.

Lots of things can go wrong along the way. Weather can destroy crops. Machinery can break.

Lately, though, Ingredion's top executives have been worried about a new kind of risk: what might happen on a hotter planet.

When Alex Yiu was born 14 years ago, he seemed like a typical healthy kid. But when he turned 2, his mother, Caroline Cheung-Yiu, started noticing things that were amiss — first little problems, then much bigger ones.

As Alex's health slowly deteriorated, Caroline and her husband, Bandy Yiu, set off on what has become known among families like theirs as a "diagnostic odyssey." This ended up being a 12-year quest that ended after a lucky accident.

What do goldfish have to do with the global trade balance?

That's a question that has Ken Fischer reeling. He sells rare goldfish. And goldfish — the live pet, not the snack food — are tucked in on page 31 of list three of Chinese imports that face tariffs of 25%.

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'Alexa, Play Morning Edition'

You can hear the latest local hour of Morning Edition (hosted by WGLT's Jon Norton) on your Alexa-enabled smart speaker. Just ask Alexa to "Play Morning Edition."

WGLT is excited to welcome NPR's Korva Coleman to Bloomington-Normal on Oct. 18 for our 15th annual Radio Faces event presented by COUNTRY Financial.