Washington, DC – Illinois' congressional delegation met Thursday with state officials and consultants to map out a strategy to save all of the state's military installations - including Scott AFB - from the Pentagon's next round of base closings.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin set up the meeting with one simple theme: "We are not going to save a base in Illinois at the expense of another base in Illinois."
bridgeton, MO – The Justice Department is accusing a suburban St. Louis fire district of racial harassment.
The lawsuit from the federal government says the Pattonville-Bridgeton Fire District created a racially hostile work environment and drove out its only black firefighter.
Among the complaints is an accusation that a co-worker carved a racial slur into the black firefighter's car. The complaint also charges that white co-workers got different pay and benefits than the black firefighter.