Illinois sex offender laws face pair of challenges

CHICAGO (AP) – Two separate efforts have arisen in Illinois that attempt to alter laws governing sex offenders in Illinois. A group of five registered child sex offenders has filed a federal lawsuit in Chicago, saying Illinois sex offender laws are unconstitutional because they’re too vague. Separate from the legal challenge, the Illinois legislature is…

Missouri delegate says emails should cause some to reconsider support for Clinton

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A Missouri delegate to the Democratic National Convention says leaked emails indicating party leaders were favoring Hillary Clinton should prompt others to reconsider their support for her. St. Louis attorney Brent Welder is a delegate for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and a member of the party’s platform committee. He said…