Some construction at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has come to a halt due to state budget woes, even though the funds were allocated years ago. This is a problem for SIUE because two 200-seat auditoriums are affected. A shortage of large lecture-hall space in other buildings on campus makes those auditoriums needed by thousands of students.

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Statewide body camera rules come with strings

Police body cameras, a hotly debated subject in the aftermath of the Ferguson unrest, have some local law enforcement officers weary. It’s not that they don’t like the technology; they don’t like all the red tape that may come with them under proposed legislation sitting on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s desk.

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