Illinois to implement bereavement leave for members of public employee union

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Leaders of a public-employee union say Gov. Bruce Rauner administration’s plans to implement bereavement leave for union members is meant to distract Illinois workers and the public from larger contract negotiation issues. The State Journal-Register reports the contract terms will give American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees members paid…

Man Fatally Shot In South City

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  A man is dead following a shooting in south St. Louis. Police say the victim was gunned down along the  600 block of Fassen Street at around  9 p.m. Monday. There’s no word on a motive or of any arrests. The victim’s name hasn’t been released. This brings the St. Louis…