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Survey: Who’s Leading the Race for County Executive?

Remington Research Group did a survey to see where Steve Stenger and incumbent Charlie Dooley stand.

07/18/2014

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) poses with former U.S. Senator Alan Dixon (D-IL) in this file photo (Flickr/Sen. Mark Kirk)

Durbin Wants Air Base Site Named in Dixon’s Honor

A building at southwestern Illinois Air Force base will bear the name of late former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon, if a federal lawmaker from Illinois gets his way.

07/17/2014

All of the candidates for County Executive sit before a crowded room in Florissant. (Photo: Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

RAW: County Executive Candidates Speak for Themselves

Each candidate was given one minute to respond to a question from the League of Women Voters moderator.

07/17/2014

Candidates for St. Louis County Executive prepare for a forum on July 17, 2014. (Photo: Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

County Executive Candidates Spar

Every challenger promised to do some form of audit of county government.

07/17/2014

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Gov. Quinn Faces Questions About Anti-Violence Program

Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is facing a steady stream of questions about a now-defunct anti-violence program he started in the run-up to his 2010 election.

07/16/2014

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Medical Marijuana Rules OK’d By Illinois Committee

An Illinois legislative committee approved rules Tuesday for the state’s medical cannabis program, which means would-be growers and retailers can soon apply for permits.

07/15/2014

File photo of a person holding a gun. (Photo: Getty Images/Scott Barbour)

Quinn Calls For Assault Rifle Ban In Illinois

The governor made an appearance Sunday on behalf of the Illinois Public Safety Act, which was introduced in the spring legislative session but not acted upon.

07/13/2014

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St. Louis Recorder of Deeds Resigns Amid Allegations of Nepotism

Facing allegations of nepotism, longtime St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds resigns.

07/11/2014

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Beer Sales at the Missouri Capitol Blocked by Gov. Nixon

The governor said alcohol sales could have presented a poor image to children and families

07/10/2014

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon briefs reporters on his decision to veto Senate Bill 493 in Creve Coeur, Missouri on June 24, 2014. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Gov. Nixon Veteoes “Sham” Payday Loan Legislation

“Missourians want meaningful payday lending reform, not a sham effort at reform that allows such predatory practices to continue,” Nixon said

07/10/2014

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