Illinois' efforts to keep drunk drivers off the roads is earning recognition from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. MADD has given the state its highest rating for drunk-driving prevention.
Illinois has earned five stars in MADD's 2014 Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving report, which was released Thursday. Some of the reasons cited in the report: the state's use of sobriety check points and an all-offender ignition interlock law that took effect in 2009.
You could call it the Schnuck's shuffle.
The youngest of the Schnuck brothers is getting ready to take over the family business.
Fifty-five year old Todd Schnuck has been COO of Schnuck's Supermarkets since 2009. The grocery chain's current chief executive, 63 year old Scott Schnuck, says its time for new leadership.
Scott Schnuck will take over as chairman when his older brother, 65 year old Craig Schnuck retires in March, but says he'll stick around until fall to help his younger brother Todd transition into the role of president and CEO.
The company also announced Thursday that former Aldi and Walmart executive Anthony Hucker will assume the role of COO.
The investigation is underway after the death of a toddler in North St. Louis.
Around 7:30 AM Thursday, crews were called to the 5600 block of Kingsbury for a sick child. The 3-year-old was not breathing and was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Authorities say the child abuse division is investigating-- that does not imply any foul play-- it is standard procedure.