Four more potential victims came to police today, saying they had sex with 22-year-old Michael Johnson, who is accused of knowingly spreading HIV.
Johnson was charged on Thursday for recklessly risking infection of another with HIV--a charge that carries a 30 year prison term if he is convicted. Johnson was a member of the Lindenwood University wrestling team who learned his HIV-positive status in January. Prosecutors say he then engaged in sexual activity with at least one victim without disclosing the diagnosis. Court documents say the victim contracted HIV from Johnson.
The St. Charles Police Department is asking any other individuals who may have been in an intimate relationship with Johnson to contact the Detective Bureau at (636) 949-3320.
CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn slashed lawmakers' salaries because he wasn't happy with their inaction on Illinois' pension crisis. But these days the only elected official working without pay is Quinn himself.
A judge told the Chicago Democrat it's unconstitutional to hold back legislators' salaries. But Quinn also gave up his own paycheck and still vows not to collect it until the pension crisis is solved. So three checks totaling about $44,000 await Quinn at the state comptroller's office.
Some Republicans challenging Quinn's 2014 re-election bid call it a populist stunt. But his supporters say he's as frugal as he's always boasted and is probably faring just fine.
But things could get tight for him if the committee charged with proposing a solution to the pension crisis doesn't come through soon.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis lawyer who has worked as an assistant Missouri attorney general as well as the city's Circuit Court clerk has been appointed as city license collector.
Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday announced the appointment of Mavis T. Thompson. She succeeds Michael McMillan, who resigned.
Thompson is a University of Missouri law school graduate who serves on the state's Division of Employment Security Appeals Tribunal. She has also worked as a city attorney for Berkeley and Wellston and as circuit clerk for the 22nd Judicial Court.