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Missouri Audit: Less State Help Hurt College AffordabilityAuditor Nicole Galloway released a report Tuesday finding that fulltime students paid 25 percent more in net tuition and fees in fiscal year 2015 to go to public four-year schools than in 2009.
Illinois Elections System Hack Prompts FBI Warning to StatesThe online voter-registration system was shut down July 13 when officials noted an unusually high amount of traffic.
Transgender Inmate Latest to Push for Hormone TreatmentA transgender inmate is suing the Missouri prison system for refusing to provide hormone therapy as she transitions to a woman, adding her voice to those of prisoners in other states who argue that denying such treatment amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.
Illinois Trying to Collect 30-Year-Old OverpaymentsMcLeansboro resident Sue Good received a letter from the department about a month ago asking her to repay $242 in an overpayment that occurred from August through November in 1985.
Illinois' Pension Payment Expected to Increase by $400MThe move could lead to higher taxes or massive cuts to education and social services.
Missouri Judge Stops Appointment of Nixon as Public DefenderAn order Thursday by Cole County Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce said only courts can appoint defenders.
Audit: State Buildings Not Maintained Due to Poor FundingThere's a nearly $600 million backlog of deferred maintenance on state buildings because of inadequate funding, Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway said.
White House: Sen. Kirk's 'Drug Dealer' Comment 'Outrageous'The White House is firing back at Sen. Mark Kirk for his comment that President Barack Obama was "acting like the drug dealer in chief"
Prices Up, Choices Down on Illinois Health Insurance MarketSt. Clair, Madison and Monroe County customers will have only one insurance choice next year.
Fort Leonard Wood PowerPoint Slide Listed Hillary Clinton as 'Insider' ThreatShe might be our next president, but someone at Fort Leonard Wood also thinks Hillary Clinton is a threat to national security, thanks to her email scandal.
Chicago Police Refute Trump's Claim He Talked To CommandersPolice spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says no one in the department's senior command structure has ever met with Trump or his campaign staff.
Rauner Signs Bill to Punish Trafficking Guns into IllinoisFirearm traffickers in Illinois will be punished with sentences of up to 30 years in prison under the bill.

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