Democratic leaders decline Rauner budget meeting

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The top Democratic leaders in the Illinois Legislature say they will not attend a postelection meeting that Gov. Bruce Rauner called for Monday to discuss ending an epic budget standoff. Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan’s spokesman issued a statement Sunday afternoon saying a scheduling conflict would prevent Madigan from meeting with…

5 yr old shot in North St. Louis

( KTRS ) Authorities are investigating after a 5-year-old child was shot in north St. Louis. Police say It happened shortly before 1 pm Sunday afternoon, in the 2500 block of North Grand. Investigators say the boy was taken to a hospital in stable condition. No further details have been released. An investigation is ongoing.