La Salle County Board

Nine days after recreational cannabis became legal in Illinois, the LaSalle County Board finally decided to take a stand against it.

In a lopsided 20-to-7 vote Thursday afternoon, the board decided to  prohibit the cultivation and sale of weed within the county but outside city limits. For a few minutes, it looked as if the board were going to kick the idea to the voters in the form of a ballot measure. As it stands, the county still will get a cut of any sales inside city limits, in the form of a three-percent sales tax.

The board also approved a contract with Dixon engineering firm Willett Hofmann and Associates to repair a bridge on County Highway 33, also known as the Wallace-Waltham School Road.

And members also amended the county’s sexual-harassment-prevention program to line up with state policies that took effect January first.

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