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Former Chief Fitch Sees Lose-Lose Scenario for Ferguson with DOJ Action

“It will either bankrupt them by having to fight it, or it will bankrupt them by having to comply with it,” says former St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch.

4 hours ago

Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock (BRIGITTE DUSSEAU/AFP/GettyImages)

Congressman Schock Reimburses For Bears Game Flight

Central Illinois Republican has been under fire for expenses

19 hours ago

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Illinois’ Heroin-Fighting Program Costs $25M

Bipartisan bill would also address prescription drug abuse

19 hours ago

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Detectives Search for Explanation into Schweich’s Death

Clayton Police Chief Kevin Murphy says while Schweich left no suicide note “on paper” at his Clayton home, detectives continue to search his electronic devices for any possible note or explanation into the shooting.

22 hours ago

FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 13:  Police Chief Thomas Jackson fields questions related to the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown during a press conference on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday. Ferguson has experienced three days of violent protests since the killing.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

NYT: Justice Dept. Report on Ferguson Police Could be Released This Week

The U.S. Department of Justice is not expected to be kind to Ferguson police in it’s final report on the department.

03/02/2015

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Illinois Lawmakers Will Soon Consider Cameras in Nursing Homes

Rep. Greg Harris says the Illinois bill would allow nursing home residents and their families to install recording devices in their rooms.

03/02/2015

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President Obama to Address Progress Post-Ferguson

White House setting stage for Selma speech next Saturday

03/01/2015

Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: Getty Images,  Jordan McAlister

Gov. Nixon Appoints John Watson as Interim State Auditor

A statement from the governor’s office says Watson will only serve until Nixon decides on a permanent appointment.

02/27/2015

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Funeral for Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich Set for Tuesday

His spokesman Spence Jackson says the service will be held at the Church of St. Michael and St. George, an episcopal church where Schweich was a member.

02/27/2015

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Missouri Auditor’s Office Open for Business Following Death

His office was open for business Friday and released an annual report bearing Schweich’s name about property seizures by law enforcement agencies.

02/27/2015

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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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