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St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, Illinois (Courtesy of the Belleville Historical Society)

Belleville Considers Suing After Plans for Replacement Hospital in O’Fallon, Ill. Approved

The vote clears the way for the hospital to build a $300 million hospital in O’Fallon, Illinois, to replace the 60-year-old facility in downtown Belleville.

04/22/2015

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Columbia, Il. Retirement Facility Evacuated

Report: Crews break natural gas line at nearby construction site

04/22/2015

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Ill. Moves Closer to Allowing Cameras in Nursing Home Rooms

The measure, which now moves to the Illinois Senate, would allow families to pay for installation of video equipment in residents’ rooms.

04/22/2015

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VIDEO: Gunfire Outside Rustic Goat Bar

Some loft residents just west of downtown are asking the city’s excise commissioner to revoke the liquor license of a bar they blame for noisy crowds and gunfire at night.

04/22/2015

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St. Clair School District Brings Back Cursive Writing

The St. Clair R-13 School District is bringing back cursive writing for the first time in over a decade.

04/21/2015

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Evacuations at Mizzou After Reports of Bomb Threat

The University of Missouri has issued an all clear after an earlier reported bomb threat prompted the evacuation of two buildings.

04/21/2015

FERGUSON, MO - OCTOBER 22:  Police face off with demonstrators as protests continue in the wake of 18-year-old Michael Brown's death on October 22, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Several days of civil unrest followed the August 9 shooting death of Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Today's protest was scheduled to coincide with a day of action planned to take place nationwide to draw attention to police brutality.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Resignations Force County to Hire More Officers

St. Louis County Police are hanging up the “help wanted” sign, as many officers with 10 to 20 years of experience are leaving.

04/21/2015

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U.S. Navy Pushes Congress for Boeing Growlers

U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says he’d like Congress to authorize the purchase of more Growlers made by Boeing in St. Louis.

04/21/2015

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Missouri House Endorses Legalizing Growth of Industrial Hemp

Missouri would regulate and license the growing of industrial hemp as a raw material for manufacturing under a measure supporters say is an economic development measure.

04/21/2015

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Cardinals’ Peter Bourjos on Paternity Leave List

The St. Louis Cardinals announced that they have placed outfielder Peter Bourjos on the paternity leave list.

04/21/2015

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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's State of the State address

Gov. Nixon’s 2015 State of the State Address

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon implored lawmakers to embrace policies that “foster healing and hope” Wednesday as he delivered his first State of the State address since the unrest that erupted over the fatal police shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson.

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