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Prop 1 Calls for $180 Million in City Upgrades

The city budget director says the money would be used on everything from emergency vehicles to old buildings.

07/30/2015

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 4: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Rauner Vetoes Strike and Lockout Ban as Union OKs Extension

Even as Illinois and the union that represents most of its employees agreed to a short-term deal Wednesday to keep workers on the job through contract negotiations, Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed union-backed legislation that would have blocked strikes and lockouts.

07/29/2015

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Tale of Two Cities – Report Shows Racial Divide in St. Louis

St. Louis gets good marks for stability and affordability, but low marks for racial disparity in the latest report from the East-West Gateway Council of Governments.

07/29/2015

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Carbondale Reinstates Halloween After Violence in Past

The Carbondale City Council on Tuesday voted to approve lifting all restrictions on Halloween. The last time the city lifted restrictions in 2000 there were days of violent riots that caused costly damage to businesses.

07/29/2015

Graphic showing sites of Missouri's Places in Peril list 2015.   (Missouri Preservation)

Pacific Bridge Named to Mo. ‘Places in Peril’ List

The Franklin County Commission is building a new bridge over the Meramec River and looking to demolish the Bend Road Bridge in the process.

07/29/2015

A homeless person awaiting the set-up of a tent in north St. Louis County on Saturday, August 11, 2012. Rev. Larry Rice identified the woman as one who's planning to sleep at the encampment. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

St. Louis County Officials Research Homeless Totals

The most recent census of homeless showed nearly 500 in St. Louis County, and 108 were children.

07/29/2015

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County Minimum Wage Increase Gets Overwhelming ‘No’

The proposed bill wasn’t even given a second by the St. Louis County Council.

07/29/2015

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Crimestoppers Limited by Fears of Hushed Witnesses

St. Louis Crimestoppers spokesperson says they should be getting more information from witnesses, but the people are scared to call.

07/29/2015

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Hanaway Urges Stricter Penalty for Sale of Fetal Organs

Republican candidate for Missouri governor Catherine Hanaway during an anti-abortion rally Tuesday said the penalty for selling aborted fetus remains should be a felony, not a misdemeanor.

07/28/2015

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Rauner Praises House Vote to Block Lawmaker Pay Raise

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Members of the Illinois House voted Tuesday to block a pay raise for themselves and senators that has become a flashpoint in the state’s budget stalemate. The 110-1 vote would still […]

07/28/2015

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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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