Rauner takes aim at state employee unions

SPRINGFIELD — According to a press release issued from his office, Governor Bruce Rauner today signed Executive Order 15-13 eliminating “unfair” share dues for state employees who do not wish to fund government union activities and positions with which they may disagree. The governor’s actions come after an extensive legal review of the U.S. Supreme

Three arrested on meth charges in Fayette County

FAYETTE COUNTY — Three individuals are in the Fayette County jail, each charged with Class X felonies for manufacturing methamphetamine. According to Assistant State’s Attorney Amanda Ade-Harlow, after a brief investigation, Vandalia detectives executed a search warrant on 36-year-old Justin Leonberger’s Vandalia home, where they found approximately 500 grams of a substance containing meth and