Illinois Democratic Congressman Faces Challenge From Left

By SARA BURNETT, Associated Press LA GRANGE, Ill. (AP) — A Lipinski has represented what’s now Illinois’ 3rd congressional district since U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski’s father was first elected more than three decades ago. Now the younger Lipinski, a seven-term incumbent known as one of Congress’ most conservative Democrats, is facing a tougher-than-usual primary challenge from…

Four Firefighters Suffer Non-Life Threatening Injuries From Jeffco Brush Fire

DE SOTO, Mo. (AP) — Four firefighters are recovering from non-life threatening injuries suffered while battling a five-alarm brush fire in Jefferson County. The fire was reported Thursday afternoon near DeSoto. About 15 acres burned, along with five sheds and a barn. One residence sustained an undisclosed amount of damage. Authorities say one firefighter was…