Illinois Stops Paying Local Health Clinics for STD TestingIllinois has notified more than 100 jails, health departments and family planning programs that the state will no longer provide free testing for HIV, syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases at state labs, a move that shifts the cost to local jurisdictions.
Illinois Capitol May Face a 'Lights Out'Secretary of State Jesse White has reportedly suggested the lights could be turned off at the Illinois Capitol due to the state’s budget crisis.
Illinois County Sues the State For Not Funding Emergency 911 SystemA St. Clair County Board Chairman says the state owes his county six million dollars and this may not be the only lawsuit.
Could Fire Budget Cuts Be Solution For More STL Police?Slay's office hasn't denounced the idea of cutting money from the fire budget to hire more police.
Expert: St. Louis Police Need Money More Than Fire Dept.Rosenfeld told the Aldermanic Public Safety Committee the city has too many firemen sitting around waiting for a fire, when police are overworked.
Senator Durbin: East STL Took a Step in the Wrong DirectionDurbin says East St. Louis residents need to tell their city council they're not happy and want real change.
Verbal Sparring Over Police & Fire Cuts In East St. LouisCity manager Alvin Parks is talking of specific cuts in police and fire personnel, without mayor's input.
Scott AFB and Fort Leonard Wood Fight Off Military ClosuresMissouri officials breathed a sigh of relief in June when the Army announced that instead of losing up to 5,000 personnel, Fort Leonard Wood was losing 774.
Legislatures Confident in Stopping State Bonds for NFL StadiumNixon's Administration Commissioner says he doesn't know if the state can be sued for not funding the bond payments.
Rauner Opens Illinois State Fair Despite Not Having BudgetGov. Bruce Rauner, the former college football quarterback, presaged Friday's Illinois State Fair kickoff with a pep-rally cheer: "Let's have fun, let's open these gates up and celebrate with this fair. Let's go, 2015!''
Gov. Rauner Signs Lawmakers' Rejected Pay HikeGov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law barring Illinois lawmakers from receiving a pay raise this year.
Illinois Democrats Relent, Adopt 'Clean' Federal Funds BillThe Illinois House agreed Wednesday to unlock $5.2 billion in federal funding for such things as energy assistance, family nutrition and cancer screenings after Democrats backed off their push to include some state spending in the bill.

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