Illinois early voting breaks records

CHICAGO (AP) – The number of Illinois residents who have voted ahead of Election Day has broken state records and is still growing. The State Board of Elections released totals Monday showing the number of voters who cast in-person ballots through Sunday was approaching 1.3 million. That surpasses the roughly 1 million who did so…

Oil operations resume after Oklahoma quake

CUSHING, Okla. (AP) – State regulators in Oklahoma say normal operations have resumed at the Cushing oil storage terminal after a 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck Sunday night. Oklahoma Corporation Commission spokesman Matt Skinner says pipelines are operating Monday at the storage terminal, which is one of the world’s key oil hubs. Cushing is located about…

DESE Releases Annual Report

Kansas City, MO  (KTRS)  Missouri schools are making the grade. That’s according to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Annual Performance Reports, which was released Monday morning. It shows that all of the state’s public school district’s qualify for at least a provisional seal of approval from the state. This is good news…