Education group warns Illinois lawmakers of possible accreditation issues

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A higher-education accrediting agency says the state budget impasse could have “significant” consequences for the public colleges and universities in Illinois. The Champaign News-Gazette reports that the Higher Learning Commission, the regional accrediting agency for 19 states including Illinois, issued a warning to Governor Bruce Rauner and members of the General…

Suspected South City Arsonist Arrested

St. Louis, MO ¬†(KTRS) ¬†Federal agents say security cameras helped lead to the arrest of an accused serial arsonist in south St. Louis. Forty-seven-year-old Michael Naro is facing four felony counts of second-degree arson. Police say Naro used road flares to set garages and trash bins on fire in his neighborhood. Security cameras set up…