Illinois asks for help to stamp out child trafficking

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The state of Illinois is asking for the public’s help in cracking down on child human trafficking. The Illinois Department of Human Services on Monday said trafficking of children for sex occurs throughout Illinois. The department says it has investigated more than 600 allegations of the crime in Illinois since 2011.…

Police look for missing Grafton woman

(KTRS) – Police are asking for help to find a Grafton, Illinois woman who hasn’t been seen in more than two days. Grafton police say that 42-year-old Heather Bardsley went missing late on the night of December 26. She was wearing a grey sweatshirt, blue jeans, and zebra-print rubber rain boots. Anyone with information on…

Trump takes aim at New Hampshire’s largest newspaper after editorial

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) – New Hampshire’s largest newspaper, the Union Leader, is the latest target of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s attacks against the news media. Its offense? A front-page editorial Monday by publisher Joseph McQuaid declaring, “Trump campaign insults NH voters’ intelligence.” Trump says the paper is “failing” and is calling McQuaid a “loser,”…

Health law reporting extension issued for employers

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration says it’s giving employers who need more time a limited extension for critical reporting requirements next year under the federal health care law. The Treasury Department said Monday it acted after many employers complained they might not be able to get information processed in time. Employers had previously faced…