US Steel temporarily idling Granite City works

( KTRS ) U.S. Steel will temporarily idle its Granite City Works steelmaking and finishing operations, putting about 2,000 workers off the job indefinitely. The steelmaker did not indicate how long the shutdown would last in a two-paragraph announcement Monday afternoon. The company says the shutdown is the result of market conditions including fluctuating oil…

Rauner says White House promises to answer refugee queries

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says the White House is taking action to answer his questions about Syrian refugees entering the country. The Republican issued a statement Monday saying he spoke Friday with the deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. According to Rauner, the deputy – Alejandro Mayorkas – promised…