Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Metro Digest

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ST. LOUIS > Human services director to move on * The city's director of Human Services, Eddie Roth, is leaving City Hall to join a team of personal injury attorneys at the Bruning law firm in St. Louis.

Roth, 59, said he always intended to leave after former Mayor Francis Slay's tenure came to a close.

"City government benefits when we give more people the chance to lead," Roth said in an interview with the Post-Dispatch on Thursday.

He has served a number of roles in St. Louis government since 2011, including operations director, public safety director and deputy chief of staff. Before joining Slay's administration, Roth was an editorial writer for the Post-Dispatch and a private practice attorney. (Celeste Bott)

FARMER CITY, Ill. > Trooper killed in crash laid to rest * Hundreds of people lined the streets of this central Illinois town Thursday to honor an Illinois State Police trooper who died in a vehicle crash.

Trooper Ryan Albin's funeral was at Blue Ridge High School in Farmer City. After the funeral hundreds of people stood along a flag-lined street as a vehicle procession traveled from the high school to the cemetery. The service drew about 600 people, including Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Albin died June 28 after a crash along Interstate 74 involving a tractor-trailer near a construction zone. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Illinois State Police Director Leo Schmitz said "Ryan was one of the best of us" and he "will be missed, but he will always be with us." (AP)

HAZELWOOD > School district CFO resigns * Steve Chodes, chief financial officer for the Hazelwood School District, has resigned after just four months in the position.

His departure means Hazelwood will have gone through at least three CFOs in the span of about a year. In June last year, Dwight Lindhorst resigned from the position after two decades of leadership in the district. …

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