Legalization of marijuana, sports gambling and tax increases galore overshadowed some changes that are going to impact the DeWitt County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff Mike Walker says there's a number of things that could ultimately hurt his department and others across Illinois, including how fines and fees are administered. He explains individuals can contest their fines and that could ultimately be adjusted based on income and expenses.
According to the Sheriff, there's already a good chunk of the fines and fees they administer heading to Springfield.
What's more disheartening for the Sheriff is the fact communities and their law enforcement agencies are asked to be more self-sufficient and the State of Illinois cannot do the same.
Sheriff Walker says it's all a part of the goal for Governor JB Pritzker to continue to expand revenues to Springfield for all the plans of the Democrats in Springfield.