A raid of her home on Dec. 15 by Illinois State Police drug task
force members revealed a small production of 15 cannabis plants.
Short was arrested and charged with three counts in the production
of the cannabis, the intent to deliver the same for profit and the
production of cannabis sativa plants.
Chairman Rex Mallekoote, Jim
Levi and Joe Hanning met to discuss her suspension. It was decided
that she would be suspended without pay until a hearing set on Jan.
4, 2005, at 6 p.m. in City Hall chambers. At that time, with
probable cause on petition, she may be suspended or dismissed.
Tom Funk conducted the hearing. Police Chief Robert Rawlins and
Buzz Busby, the city council's law enforcement chairman, were in