Madigan: ‘I Didn’t Do Enough’ To Combat Sexual Harassment

SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) — Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says combatting sexual harassment in the Capitol has become a “personal mission” but he wishes he’d acted sooner to “correct past mistakes.” The Chicago Democrat spoke out Thursday in a Chicago Tribune op-ed . A string of Democratic lawmakers and workers in Madigan’s political and government organizations have…

Gov. Parson Considers Ways to Address Trucker Shortage

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) — Gov. Mike Parson is considering changes to Missouri regulations to help address a shortage of long-haul truck drivers. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports one possibility is changing a law that takes away driver’s licenses or occupational licenses from people who haven’t paid child support for three months. Parson said with an increasing…

Judge Denies Class-Action Status in Gender-Based Pay Dispute

SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) — A federal judge has refused to grant class-action status to a lawsuit alleging wage discrimination against female doctors at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. The State Journal-Register in Springfield reports the case, initiated by former SIU surgeon Dr. Sajida Ahad and joined by four other female doctors, will proceed after the…