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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Officials Begin Process of Dissolving Belleville Township

Currently, Belleville residents have a line on their property tax bill for Bellville Township, which has the same borders as Belleville. The owner of a $100,000 home in the city pays about $40 each year to fund the township’s budget.

09/02/2015

A vote on a local sales-tax increase will be determined by the single vote of a 23-year-old college student after a mistake by representatives.  (File photo. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Local Sales Tax Increase To Be Determined By College Student’s Single Vote

A vote on a local sales-tax increase will be determined by the single vote of a 23-year-old college student after a mistake by representatives.

09/02/2015

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) questions witnesses about military equipment given to local law enforcement departments by the federal government during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing about at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 9, 2014 in Washington, DC. In the wake of the Ferguson, MO, police response to peaceful protests, senators on the committee were critical of the federal grant programs that allow local and state law enforcement agencies to buy armored vehicles, assult rifles, body armor and other military equipment.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

McCaskill Calls for Higher VA Director Salary to Attract Candidates

St. Louis is one of 30 VA cities around the country struggling to fill vacancies in the top position.

09/02/2015

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Man Sentenced to Life With No Parole Walks Free in Missouri

Family, friends, supporters and reporters flocked to meet Jeff Mizanskey as he stepped out of the Jefferson City Correctional Center into a sunny morning, wearing a new pair of white tennis shoes and a shirt that read “I’m Jeff & I’m free.”

09/01/2015

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Mayor Slay Pushes for State-Wide Minimum Wage Increase

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen voted Friday to raise the minimum wage in St. Louis, despite warnings from businesses.

09/01/2015

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Registered Voters Exceed Population in 17 Illinois Counties

The Public Interest Legal Foundation reports 141 of the nation’s counties have this problem.

09/01/2015

Scott Eckersley (Wasatch County, UT Sheriff's Dept.)

Blunt Administration Lawyer Pleads Guilty In Utah

Scott Eckersley was accused of commercial terrorism in brochure theft case

08/31/2015

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center president Jim Carrington gives Sen. Claire McCaskill D-Mo, a tour of a labratory at the facility in Creve Coeur, Missouri on August 31, 2015. McCaskill is on a 15 site visit to argicutural facilities acrss the strate of Missouri.  Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

McCaskill Talks Agriculture, Iran Agreement and Trump

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill launches a tour of the state’s agriculture with a first stop at the Danforth Plant Science Center in Creve Couer. She also spoke about the Iran nuclear agreement and Donald Trump.

08/31/2015

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Missouri Governor’s Son Cited for Driving While Intoxicated

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Willson Wheeler Nixon was pulled over around 3 a.m. Sunday after allegedly driving without turning on his headlights.

08/31/2015

(Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

County Executive Sends EPA a Letter for Landfill Plans

Stenger says the 4-year-old fire has been smoldering too long without answers from the EPA.

08/31/2015

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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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