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.
Money was repaid before the former congressman resigned in March.
Plan would have proposals analyzed before they left committee.
The Illinois Senate has approved a ban on therapy designed to "convert'' gay young people to heterosexuals.
The House has approved a measure that changes government-employee contract negotiations just a month before the deadline for a new contract.