A Democratic lawmaker in Kentucky has asked for a recanvass of election results after losing to a Republican challenger criticized for Facebook posts that depicted President Barack Obama and the first lady as monkeys.
A former high-ranking Kentucky official who will soon begin serving prison time for bribery must also pay a $5,000 fine after settling 45 counts of ethics violations with the Executive Branch Ethics Commission.
The Islamic Center of Owensboro has been vandalized for the second time in less than a year. Dr. Aseedu Kalik, treasurer for the center, told local media that paint was thrown at the Islamic Center sign sometime over the weekend.
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says he hopes lawmakers don't just focus on overriding vetoes when they return to Springfield for a brief session next week and instead work on trying to end a budget impasse.