Services held for slain Illinois college student

TROY, Ill. (AP) – Farmily and friends have said goodbye to a Southern Illinois University student who police say was killed while trying to sell his sports car advertised on Craigslist. A funeral Mass for 19-year-old Taylor Clark of St. Jacob, Illinois, was held Tuesday at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Troy, followed by burial…

Missouri Senate Republicans force passage of right to work

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Senate Republicans have used a rare procedural motion to shut down debate and pass a “right-to-work” measure. The Senate voted 21-13 Tuesday to approve a bill that prohibits workplace contracts in which union fees are collected from non-members. The bill now goes back to the House, which had passed…

Missouri lawmaker says he helps others hide lobbyist gifts

(KTRS) An ethics complaint has been filed against a Missouri House member who says he has helped other lawmakers hide lobbyist gifts from required public reporting. Liberal advocacy group Progress Missouri’s executive director Sean Nicholson says that he filed a complaint against Republican Rep. Craig Redmon of Canton. Lobbyists are required to publicly report meals…