St. Louis, Mo. – A committee of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen considered a resolution Thursday to hold public hearings on the St. Louis school board's actions in hiring the district's interim management team.
Third ward alderman Freeman Bosley, Sr. first introduced the resolution in June, claiming that four recently elected school board members discussed hiring Alvarez and Marsal before the new board's first public meeting.
Jefferson City, MO – Missouri's state Board of Education has backed off plans to reduce special education services for some Missouri pre-school children.
The board had considered changing just which youths with language impairments or developmental delays would be eligible for state aid. The intent was to save money; but more than 300 parents and teachers expressed concerns during a public comment period.
On Thursday, the board approved a final policy for special education services that leaves the pre-school eligibility as-is.
A vote Wednesday by the Illinois House means historic changes to that state's death penalty system, in which 17 men were wrongly convicted, are now law.
The Illinois Supreme Court now has more power to toss out unjust verdicts. Mentally retarded suspects can't be sentenced to die, and there are new guidelines regarding police line-ups, including a requirement to record them.
In its 185-year history, Illinois has had just 47 U.S. Senators. Aside from the fact that all but one has been a white man, each Senator has his or her own unique story that are now part of a new book called "An Uncertain Tradition.",
One of the book's co-authors is David Kenney, a retired professor from Southern Illinois University - Carbondale.
St. Louis, MO – A judge Tuesday dismissed charges against a Catholic priest because charges were filed too late.
Father Thomas Graham was accused of sexually abusing a boy in the 1970s; an appeal is expected. The next court will have to decide whether the statute of limitations that was in effect in the 70s should apply in this case.