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Police Union: Circuit Attorney’s Investigation Undermines Police

Jennifer Joyce disagreed with claims that she doesn’t support local police and says she stands with anyone who wants to help witnesses come forward.

08/25/2015

CHICAGO - MARCH 14:   Disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich before giving a news conference outside his home March 14, 2012 in Chicago. Blagojevich must report to a federal prison in Colorado by tomorrow, to start serving a 14-year term he received for his conviction on numerous counts of fraud and corruption including attempting to sell the vacant U.S. Senate seat held by then Senator Barack Obama. (Photo by Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Blagojevich Resentencing Can Proceed After Stay Refused

A federal court has denied a request by imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to delay his resentencing while he asks the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his case.

08/24/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon briefs reporters on his decision to veto Senate Bill 493 in Creve Coeur, Missouri on June 24, 2014. Senate Bill 493 would have diverted taxpayer dollars to private schools and exacerbated the hardships faced by students in struggling districts and their families. Nixon called on school districts in the region to support the stateÕs plan to improve the financial stability and academic performance of troubled schools.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Unemployment Benefits Override Looks Set

Missouri’s Republican-led Senate appears to have enough support.

08/23/2015

An emotional St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay makes his remarks as St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson looks on during a news conference in St. Louis on January 15, 2015. St. Louis recorded six murders in five unrelated incidents in a 12-hour period. The two are outraged and say the city gun laws are too lenient. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Hiring More St. Louis Police Officers Could Still Be a Distant Dream

Alderman Joe Vaccaro wants more police, and says in 2008, St. Louis voters approved Proposition S, a sales tax increase, that’s still being paid today.

08/23/2015

Missouri State Rep. Courtney Curtis (D-Ferguson) announces a push to raise the state tobacco tax by fifty cents to raise funding for early childhood education on August 22, 2015 in St. Louis (KMOX/Brad Choat)

New Push To Raise Missouri’s Cigarette Tax

Black elected officials from St. Louis say a half-dollar more would raise millions for early childhood education

08/23/2015

MOBILE, AL- AUGUST 21: U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets supporters after his rally at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama on August 21, 2015 . (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

Trump Blasts St. Louis In Campaign Speech

“No spirit. No jobs. No anything,” presidential hopeful says.

08/22/2015

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Former Mayor Returns as East St. Louis City Manager

A former East St. Louis mayor defeated in his April re-election bid has now been hired as city manager at an annual salary of $100,000, twice his mayoral pay, as his successor says the municipal government faces a nearly $6 million budget shortfall.

08/21/2015

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Metro Taxi Commissioner Files Federal Complaint Against His Colleagues

Chris Sommers who sits on the taxi commission says the commission is being anti-competitive.

08/21/2015

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St. Louis Doctors Assess Jimmy Carter’s Battle Ahead

Former president Jimmy Carter revealed Thursday that he has cancer in four spots on his brain.

08/21/2015

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Five-Time Illinois Secretary of State Announces Retirement

White won his first election in 1998 with 55 percent of the vote, and easily won reelection four times.

08/21/2015

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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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