Illinois officials agree pension crisis is a priority

CHICAGO (AP) – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner wants lawmakers to address Illinois’ worst-in-the-nation pension crisis “right away.” But despite a rare agreement between Rauner and Democratic Senate President John Cullerton, it’s unlikely a bill will advance anytime soon. Cullerton says it’s tougher than usual to pass a pension bill this year. That’s because of upcoming…

Last black University of Missouri curator steps down

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – A second black member of the University of Missouri system’s governing board has resigned in a week, leaving no minority representation on the panel as the Columbia campus tries to mend from racial unrest. Gov. Jay Nixon on Monday confirmed the David Steward’s departure, which leaves three vacancies on the nine-member…

Last Black University Of Missouri Curator Steps Down

Columbia, MO ¬†(KTRS) ¬† The fallout continues following the racial unrest at the Columbia campus of the University of Missouri. A second black member of the University of Missouri system’s governing board has resigned in a week, leaving no minority representation. ¬†Governor Jay Nixon on Monday confirmed David Steward’s departure, which leaves three vacancies on…