Updated at 8:15 p.m., Dec. 17:
By a vote of 7-3, the Fairview Heights City Council voted to allow and tax recreational cannabis sales in the city.
Original story from 8:30 a.m., Dec. 17:
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS — The city council will decide if it wants to allow and tax recreational cannabis sales in the community at its meeting on Tuesday night.
Fairview Heights finds itself facing a decision similar to the one other Metro East communities did after Illinois state legislators voted to allow recreational marijuana use for people 21 and older starting Jan. 1.