Todd Epsten dies; former president of the Board of Police Commissioners was chair of the state's largest liquor distributor
The former head of the appointed board that oversees the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department has died.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Todd Epsten, who was the chairman of liquor distributor Major Brands, died Saturday of brain cancer. He was 52.
St. Louis police express concerns with cameras in patrol cars
Officers with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are seeking ways to avoid driving patrol cars equipped with cameras over concerns that footage from the cameras is being used against them.
Will be updated. Reporting from Illinois Public Radio's Amanda Vinicky used in this report.
Democrats in the Illinois Senate are proposing a budget that would hold education spending flat and pay a chunk of the state's pile of overdue bills.
But doing that would require cuts to public safety and most other areas of government, as well as dipping into money set aside for special purposes.
Democratic Senator Dan Kotowski from Park Ridge says the budget proposal addresses citizens' wants.
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