Hawley’s Campaign to Donate Money from Controversial PAC

KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) — Republican Josh Hawley’s Senate campaign will donate a $2,500 contribution from a political action committee accused of scamming donors by claiming to support police officers. Campaign spokeswoman Kelli Ford said the money from the Police Action Fund will be contributed to the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association and the Missouri Police Chiefs…

Bicentennial Organizers Name 200 Illinois Veterans to Honor

SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) — Illinois Bicentennial organizers and the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs have named 200 military veterans to honor during the state’s 200th birthday. Stuart Layne is executive director of the Bicentennial Commission. He says the “Bicentennial HONOR 200” recognition “is one of the most important commemorations” of the yearlong celebration. He says that…

Southern Illinois Chancellor Recalled as Passionate Educator

CARBONDALE, IL (AP) — Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno was remembered as a passionate educator during a campus memorial service nearly two weeks after his death. Montemagno became the Carbondale campus leader in August 2017 and revealed in June that he was undergoing aggressive treatment for cancer. SUI interim President Kevin Dorsey said during…