Repairs to Illinois bridge must wait due to rare mussel

BELVIDERE, Ill. (AP) – Presence of a rare mollusk has delayed repairs to a bridge in northern Illinois. The Rockford Register Star reports that the Belvidere Public Works Department’s plans to repair a bridge five miles west of downtown will have to wait until 2017. That’s because the Illinois Department of Natural Resources needs to…

For Democrats, a stable of surrogates ready to campaign

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – While Hillary Clinton has been rallying Democrats out West, former President Bill Clinton has been carrying her campaign’s message through Iowa. Next week, when the Democratic front-runner returns to Iowa herself, her daughter, Chelsea, will be courting supporters in New Hampshire. The family tag-team across the early voting states is…