Found some autumn coralroot orchids this week! I do love me some mycoheterotrophs :)

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Early Amtrak by Joe McMillan
Via Flickr:
Caption: “Illinois Central 4020 and B&O 1457 at the Amtrak enginehouse, Chicago, Illinois, June 29, 1974. Note brand-new Amtrak SDP40F 618 at the left and that IC 4020 has a broken headlight.”


June 29, 1974

Photo by Joe McMillan


(via CA&E before 1953 and after 2015 Aurora IL | We go back to 19… | Flickr - Photo Sharing!)

We go back to 1953 unknown photographer captured this west bound CA&E westbound crossing the CB&Q line along route 31 .I went back to the same location a few weeks ago to match it back up how it is today 

Illinois issues first medical marijuana dispensary license

(WQAD) A facility in Marion, Illinois, is the state’s first officially-licensed medical marijuana dispensary.

Dispensaries must be registered with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to dispense medical cannabis they get from a state-registered cultivation center. The dispensary has to have a business registration, and principal officers and employees must also be licensed separately before the dispensary can open for business in Illinois, according to a statement from the IDFPR.

Harbory, at 8195 Express Drive in Marion, is now licensed to operate as a medical cannabis dispensary.