Illinois lawmakers return to Capital for a new go at budget

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly are returning to Springfield to continue wrestling over a state budget deficit. The Senate will meet Tuesday to hear testimony on the impact of a state-imposed freeze on local property taxes. That’s one of the issues Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is pushing. The Legislature…

Missouri utility regulator leader nears end of term

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The chairman of a Missouri panel that regulates public utilities such as water and electricity will step down. Public Service Commission chairman Robert Kenney announced Monday that he’ll leave when his term expires in August. Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon appointed Kenney in 2009 and named him chairman in 2013. Kenney…

25 year old man charged for Burglary

St. Louis, MO ( KTRS ) A Missouri man has been charged with burglary and stealing by the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. 25 yr old Peter Toth, of Gerald, MO. was arrested on May 24th when St. Louis County Police were called to a residence in the 16800 block of Kehrsdale Drive for…

Union protesters disrupt Rauner stop in Belleville.

Belleville, IL ( KTRS ) – Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner received a mixed reception during a southern Illinois stop meant to build public support for his legislative agenda. Union protesters jeered the first-term Republican at a Belleville farm market. It was the second of two Rauner rallies Monday afternoon before the Illinois General Assembly returns…