Lightning-Rod Inspector General Post to be Filled Next Month

SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) — The chairwoman of the Illinois Legislative Ethics Commission says an inspector general to investigate alleged misconduct will be appointed by next month. Republican Rep. Avery Bourne of Raymond heads the bipartisan panel of eight legislators. She says the commission will interview candidates recommended by an independent committee which met Thursday’s deadline.…

Missouri GOP Senate Hopeful Hawley Opposes ‘Chain Migration’

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) — Missouri’s Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley isn’t saying whether he supports President Donald Trump’s calls to end the right to citizenship for babies born to non-U.S. citizens on American soil, but says he opposes “chain migration.” Hawley didn’t directly respond to reporters’ questions Wednesday on whether he agrees with…