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Illinois quick hits: ADM CEO to resign; students hospitalized after ingesting edibles


ADM CEO to resign

Archer Daniels Midland has announced its chief financial officer will resign later this year.

Vikram Luthar was put on administrative leave in January for accounting irregularities in ADM’s nutrition business while the company cooperated with an investigation. Luthar, who will step down Sept. 30, will reportedly receive over $743,000 as a cash performance incentive award for 2023.

Students hospitalized after ingesting edibles

Five Chicago elementary school students were taken to the hospital after eating marijuana edibles at school. The students attended George Leland Elementary School.

The school’s principal told parents in a letter that the students received medical attention “out of an abundance of caution” and that she is working with the school district to handle the incident.

All five students were under the age of 15 and are in good condition.

Missing work for sports

Illinoisans love their sports teams, and a new study shows they are willing to miss work to watch them.

New data from ranks Illinois as the sixth state most likely to call out sick for sports. Of the more than 2,000 people surveyed, 63% of Illinoisans admitted to taking a sick day to attend a sporting event.

Utah topped the list of states that call out sick the most for sports.