US Rep. Quigley: New group to address transgender rights

( KTRS ) Illinois Congressman Mike Quigley says he’s joined other Democrats in creating a task force to help ensure equal rights for transgender people. The Transgender Equality Task Force will analyze some of the challenges facing the transgender community, including violence, homelessness, housing discrimination and unemployment. Quigley says the group also will recommend legislation to address…

Ferguson announces hiring of new city manager

( KTRS ) The city Ferguson has announced the hiring of a new city manager. According to a statement, released late Tuesday night, the city council chose De’Carlon Seewood. Seewood will fill the vacancy created when former City Manager John Shaw resigned in March following a scathing report by the U.S. Department of Justice over racial profiling…