Rauner requests expedited union negotiations case

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration says it wants to bypass a legal recommendation in order to expedite the resolution of its case on whether negotiations have stalled between the state and the largest state worker’s union. Rauner’s administration says a quick resolution will help Illinois save $35 million to $40 million per…

Heat advisory extended through Thursday.

( KTRS) Residents are urged to be careful out there as the heat advisory for St. Louis has been extended through Thursday evening. Forecasts are calling for highs in the 90s and high humidity over the next several days, increasing the risk of heat-related stress and illness. The St. Louis Health Department urges residents to…