Missouri utility regulator leader nears end of term

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The chairman of a Missouri panel that regulates public utilities such as water and electricity will step down. Public Service Commission chairman Robert Kenney announced Monday that he’ll leave when his term expires in August. Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon appointed Kenney in 2009 and named him chairman in 2013. Kenney…

25 year old man charged for Burglary

St. Louis, MO ( KTRS ) A Missouri man has been charged with burglary and stealing by the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. 25 yr old Peter Toth, of Gerald, MO. was arrested on May 24th when St. Louis County Police were called to a residence in the 16800 block of Kehrsdale Drive for…

Union protesters disrupt Rauner stop in Belleville.

Belleville, IL ( KTRS ) – Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner received a mixed reception during a southern Illinois stop meant to build public support for his legislative agenda. Union protesters jeered the first-term Republican at a Belleville farm market. It was the second of two Rauner rallies Monday afternoon before the Illinois General Assembly returns…

Illinois House to vote on changes to workers’ compensation

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Democratic Speaker Michael Madigan says the Illinois House will consider changes to the state’s workers’ compensation insurance system when it reconvenes Thursday. Madigan put out a release Wednesday noting overhauling workers’ compensation is one of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s top priorities. Madigan says considering the legislation shows lawmakers are “willing to…

Aide who handled Schock’s travel testifies before grand jury

(KTRS) Former U.S. Rep Aaron Schock’s executive assistant testified before a federal grand jury investigating allegations of improper spending by the onetime rising Republican star. Sarah Rogers was in Springfield’s federal building for a total of five hours Wednesday. But her attorney, Bill Coffield, says she did not testify the entire time. Prosecutors began reviewing…