Chaos Marks Start Of Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing

By MARK SHERMAN and LISA MASCARO , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Quarreling and confusion marked the start of the Senate’s confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday, with Democrats trying to block the proceedings because of documents being withheld by the White House. Protesters also disrupted the proceedings. In his opening…

Federal Courthouse in Springfield Getting $2.6M Face-Lift

SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) — The federal courthouse in Springfield is getting a $2.6 million face-lift. The State Journal-Register reports the U.S. General Services Administration is repairing the exterior of the Paul Findley Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse. GSA spokeswoman Cat Langel says weather exposure has worn down the exterior walls of the building, which was constructed in…