Politics and Government
GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) — A group of Illinois state lawmakers say they're working to find resources to help more than 2,000 Granite City workers who will be laid off from U.S. Steel.
MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press
GEORGE JAHN, Associated Press
STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — It is a debate many Republicans hoped to avoid.
The four candidates in Champaign's race for mayor have raised a combined $111,344 — at least — easily surpassing the $44,756 raised in the last mayoral contest in 2011.
CHAMPAIGN — In six days, Kerris Lee will find out whether he'll keep his seat on the Unit 4 school board — and whether that new-look board will need to keep searching for a future facilities proposal that voters will pass.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Star is urging Indiana lawmakers in a front-page editorial to respond to widespread criticism of a new religious objections law by protecting the rights of gays.
JENI O'MALLEY, Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers have been scrambling to control damage from a widely criticized new law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. The state is among about a dozen where measures aimed at preventing government from infringing on people's religious beliefs have been introduced this year.
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Ameren Illinois says it will spend $35 million to clean a more than century-old contamination of tar and ash in Belleville.
ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The fight over religious objection proposals facing increasing criticism from businesses and advocates who call them a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians has shifted toward Arkansas, which was poised to become the second state this year to enact such a measure.
JACK GILLUM, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton emailed her staff on an iPad as well as a BlackBerry while secretary of state, despite her explanation she exclusively used a personal email address on a homebrew server so that she could carry a single device, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.