Chicago metropolitan area

Aurora expects pot revenue to double in 2016

Carlos Illescas 09/14/2015 Revenue from marijuana sales in Aurora is expected to more than double next year compared to this year, as a handful of pot cultivation facilities and retail shops are slated to open in 2016.

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Aurora police seek new cap on home-grow marijuana operations

RACHEL SAPIN 07/23/2015 AURORA - The number of recreational marijuana plants residents can grow in their homes could change under a measure proposed by Aurora police. Under the measure, the city would cap each household at 12 plants, and would allow half of those plants to be flowering at any given time.

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Aurora considers change in pot plant limits

Noelle Phillips 07/07/2015 AURORA - The city of Aurora is considering a change in the number of pot plants allowed in home-grown operations. Under the proposal, the city would allow a total of 12 plants per household.

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Lawsuit: Colorado man monopolizing Illinois marijuana biz

AP 05/19/2015 CHICAGO - A new lawsuit has been filed involving medical marijuana, this one claiming a Denver businessman and unsuccessful city council candidate schemed to monopolize the new industry in Illinois.

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Location, location, location: When pot-shop plans go up in smoke

QUINCY SNOWDON 04/03/2015 AURORA - Green doesn’t mean “go” for some Aurora pot shops right now. Seven months after the city unveiled its detailed plan to grant 23 licenses to dispensaries across Aurora’s six wards, three businesses awarded a license have had to change their locations.

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Aurora Police update: Teen girl, dog were shot in drug deal at Target parking lot

Deb Stanley 03/18/2015 AURORA - Aurora police say the shooting involving a teenage girl and a dog in the parking lot of a Target store was actually a drug deal gone bad.

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