Man, 6-year-old daughter shot in leg near St. Louis school

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) A 25-year-old man and his 6-year-old daughter have been shot near an elementary school in St. Louis. Reports say the two were shot in the leg Wednesday night near Lucier Park and Hamilton Elementary School in the Skinker DeBaliviere neighborhood. Authorities say both victims were taken to the hospital and are in…

Illinois House to vote on changes to workers’ compensation

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Democratic Speaker Michael Madigan says the Illinois House will consider changes to the state’s workers’ compensation insurance system when it reconvenes Thursday. Madigan put out a release Wednesday noting overhauling workers’ compensation is one of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s top priorities. Madigan says considering the legislation shows lawmakers are “willing to…

Aide who handled Schock’s travel testifies before grand jury

(KTRS) Former U.S. Rep Aaron Schock’s executive assistant testified before a federal grand jury investigating allegations of improper spending by the onetime rising Republican star. Sarah Rogers was in Springfield’s federal building for a total of five hours Wednesday. But her attorney, Bill Coffield, says she did not testify the entire time. Prosecutors began reviewing…

Missouri Higher Education commissioner announces retirement

( KTRS ) A top Missouri higher education official says he’s retiring next year. Higher Education Commissioner David Russell on Wednesday announced plans to leave the position Jan. 1. Russell replaced former Commissioner Robert Stein upon his retirement in 2010. The 67-year-old Russell leads the Coordinating Board for Higher Education. Among the board’s responsibilities are…