Springfield, Ill. – Legislation to change the Board of Trustees at Southern Illinois University is moving through the Illinois General Assembly.
The measure from Collinsville Democrat Jay Hoffman would require three board members either be graduates of SIU-Carbondale or come from that area, and three board members be SIU-Edwardsville alums or live near that campus in the Metro-East.
St. Louis, Mo. – Eight people have been reported killed on Missouri roads and highways so far this Memorial Day holiday weekend.
The latest victim, early today, was identified as 50-year-old Shelley Sherman, from the Oklahoma City suburb of Del City. The Highway Patrol says Sherman's mini-van crossed the Interstate 44 median near Waynesville hit a guardrail and an embankment, then overturned.
Pulaski County officials say Sherman was dead at the scene. The driver's 27-year-old son, Steven, was injured.