Missouri-American Water proposes rate hike

(KTRS) – Missouri-American Water company customers could be facing higher bills. The utility is asking the Missouri Public Service Commission to approve a roughly 10-percent rate hike. The company says the need the extra money for water and sewer system improvements. There are a trio of public meetings on the rate hike request–one Monday at…

Education group warns Illinois lawmakers of possible accreditation issues

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A higher-education accrediting agency says the state budget impasse could have “significant” consequences for the public colleges and universities in Illinois. The Champaign News-Gazette reports that the Higher Learning Commission, the regional accrediting agency for 19 states including Illinois, issued a warning to Governor Bruce Rauner and members of the General…