‘Drug Llama’ Accused in Illinois of Fentanyl Trafficking

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL (AP) — Prosecutors say a 31-year-old San Diego, California, woman who went by the online alias “The Drug Llama” faces federal charges in southern Illinois in a conspiracy that included the shipment of more than 50,000 fentanyl pills nationwide. The U.S. attorney’s office in southern Illinois said Tuesday that Melissa Scanlan used…

Illinois State Fair Takes Loss Over Grandstand Concerts

SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) — The Illinois State Fair lost nearly $210,000 on its Grandstand concerts in Springfield last month after seeing record ticket sales a year ago. Figures released by fair officials show it took a big hit over country star Thomas Rhett’s weather-canceled show. The State Journal-Register reports the fair would’ve lost only about $75,000 loss…

McDonald’s Workers Strike Against Sexual Harassment, Low Wages

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) Local McDonald’s workers are striking. Tuesday, out-of-town activists and union workers organized a group of local employees in a walk-out style protest of McDonald’s alleged failure to address sexual impropriety and low wages. People gathered outside the McDonald’s on St. Charles Rock Road in St. John during the busy lunch rush. A…