Study finds hormones, medications in Illinois groundwater

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – Scientists at the University of Illinois say they’ve detected prescription and over-the-counter medications in groundwater in southwestern Illinois. The university’s Prairie Research Institute study had researchers collect 58 water samples from eight springs and five cave streams during 2014 and 2015. Researcher Walt Kelly says medications and personal care products were…

Missouri GOP chairman steps down

(KTRS) – The man who led the Missouri Republican party since February 2015, is stepping down. Missouri GOP Chairman John Hancock announced today he is leaving the post. His decision comes after Republicans swept statewide races, but he told the Post-Dispatch that a large amount of credit for the wins goes to party executive director…