Illinois Employers More Open to Hiring People With Felonies

CHICAGO, IL (AP) — Opportunities long closed to Illinois residents with criminal records are beginning to open as employers seek new sources of talent and lawmakers bet that gainful employment will reduce recidivism. Illinois lawmakers have changed licensing laws to make at least 100 occupations more accessible to people with a criminal background. The state…

MO Auditor Race Heats Up at Maryland Heights Candidate Forum

Maryland Heights, MO (KTRS) – The race for Missouri Auditor is heating up, as the candidates participated in a debate-style forum hosted by the Missouri Press Association on Friday. Democratic incumbent Nicole Galloway wasted no time going after Republican challenger Saundra McDowell, stating, “She’s so financially compromised, she might be willing to accept dark money…