Springfield, Ill. – Illinois' former U.S. Senator Paul Simon might need heart surgery this week. He's in Springfield to undergo tests.
Mike Lawrence, of the Public Policy Institute in Carbondale that Simon now directs, says the former Senator has had symptoms that suggest a possible heart valve problem. Those symptoms include shortness of breath.
"There is a definite possibility that he will need to have a repair or possibly a replacement, but that's not a given at this point," Lawrence said.
La Crosse, Wisc. – The Associated Press reports St. Louis's incoming archbishop has told at least three Wisconsin lawmakers he would have to ask them to not present themselves to receive sacraments, if they don't vote more in line with Catholic Church policies.
Bishop Raymond Burke tells the lawmakers in letters they risk their spiritual well being if they don't change their opinion on abortion and other issues.