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Ferguson settles municipal court fees lawsuit for $1.7M

Mar. 25, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The city of Ferguson, Missouri, has agreed to a $1.7 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit that accused its municipal court of charging illegal court fees, attorneys involved in the case said Wednesday. A judge on Tuesday approved a preliminary settlement. A final hearing is...

Former Second Lady of the United States Jill Biden and U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, right, look on as U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin endorses former Vice President Joe Biden during a press conference at the Union League Club, Friday, March 6, 2020. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Ex-sheriff wins Illinois GOP Senate primary; faces Durbin

Mar. 17, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago-area sheriff emerged from a crowded Republican field Tuesday in the Illinois primary, advancing to mount a long-shot challenge against Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin. Mark Curran, who had perhaps the most name recognition of all the candidates, said he ran because he...

St. Louis County police chief announces retirement

Feb. 10, 2020 3:47 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The police chief in St. Louis County announced Monday that he is leaving the department, months after his leadership was called into question when a gay officer was awarded $20 million in a discrimination lawsuit. Jon Belmar, 56, has led the department, one of Missouri's largest with 1,362...