Evergreen Park puts off vote on marijuana dispensary, will hold second public hearing – Chicago Tribune

Evergreen Park residents and a marijuana dispensary operator will have another chance to express their views at a public hearing June 17.

A standing room crowd attended the April 15 public hearing on a proposal by a Chicago-based marijuana company to open a store in the former Scott Credit Union at 9122 S. Kedzie Ave.

“The residents raised some really good points and the petitioner wanted an opportunity to address them,” said Village Trustee Norman Anderson.

So a second public hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 17 in the Village Hall Board Room, 9418 S. Kedzie Ave.

Evergreen Park Mayor Kelly Burke said some people who spoke at the April 15 hearing were against the proposal and some were in favor of the village getting its first marijuana dispensary.

“It’s a mixed bag.”

Burke said she also has heard a variety of opinions from residents she meets and in emails she has received.

The 1937 Group, named for the Marihuana Act of 1937, is requesting an ordinance change and special use permit to open in Evergreen Park.

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The 1937 Group is seeking a special-use permit to allow it open a marijuana dispensary at the shuttered Scott Credit Union at 91st Street and Kedzie Avenue.

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