Bond has been set at $75,000 for a Rochester man accused of bringing more than a pound of marijuana into Illinois on an Amtrak train with plans to sell it. Galesburg police arrested 28-year-old Kriss Barton on Thursday during a stop on a train journey that began in Arizona. The charges against him include possession with intent to deliver marijuana. Officers with a K-9 unit responded to Galesburg’s Amtrak station after receiving a tip. Authorities say a search of his luggage turned up 589 grams of marijuana, along with more than 60 hydrocodone tablets and one small plastic bag of cocaine.
The Springfield City Council doesn't think it, or other elected officials, should get pay raises.
The planning to alleviate a major freight rail traffic bottleneck is wrapping up.
An Illinois appellate court has ruled that back wages owed thousands of state government workers from 2011 to 2013 must be paid.