McHenry County residenrs seeking marijuana will have to drive to Mundelein, St. Charles or Rockford if they want to purchase marijuana legally starting New Year’s Day.
There are no approved stores in McHenry County.
It appears that only Rockford is poised to reap the tax benefits of Wisconsin seekers of weed.
Back in the days when gambling was open in McHenry County, the Big Foot Inn, which straddles the Illinois Wisconsin state line, would move gambling from one side to the other, depending on where law enforcement officials originated.
And, during the time when Wisconsin’s drinking age was lower than Illinois’, McHenry County kids were regularly arrested in Richmond after a night of drinking.
Those were among the ones who were not killed in alcohol-related accidents.