Missouri Lawmaker to Appeal Fines Tied To Campaign FinancesThe commission said he accepted cash donations in excess of state limits, deposited campaign contributions into a personal bank account and used campaign funds to pay for items already covered by the state.
#SaveTheRaise Campaign Fights for $10 in St. LouisA local effort is underway to encourage St. Louis businesses to keep paying their employees at least $10 an hour.
Alderman Takes Anti-Speeding Campaign to Social Media22nd Ward Alderman Jeffrey Boyd has had it with people speeding on the streets of St. Louis.
Ill. Imposes Fines on Closed Fundraising AccountThe Illinois State Board of Elections has imposed a $5,000 fine on a defunct campaign fundraising account linked to Auditor General Frank Mautino.
Gov. Rauner Stops in Alton Today on Re-Election TourHe's not calling it a campaign tour, but Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is traveling the state with money from his campaign fund as Democrats line up to challenge him in 2018.
Gov. Rauner Launches Re-Election Campaign TourThe tour comes as Rauner's approval ratings have sagged amid a record state budget stalemate.
St. Louis City Prepares for Mayoral Primary on TuesdayAs many as 60,000 St. Louis city voters are expected to go to the polls.
Dotson Announces He Won't Run for Mayor of St. LouisDotson was pressured by St. Louis aldermen, the mayor's office and former St. Louis police officials to not run for mayor and continue as St. Louis' police chief.
Felon On Illinois Ballot Rare, But LegalIllinois is only state that allows felons to run for statewide office.
Campaign Donations Buy Time with Missouri GOP SenatorsA campaign committee for Missouri's Republican senators is promising breakfast or dinner with top lawmakers in exchange for donations.
Kander Gives Away $25,000 Donation From Thornton FirmRecent polls show Senate race in Missouri, between Kander and Roy Blunt, is a virtual tossup.
Two Illinois Senators Push For Ethics LegislationTwo downstate Illinois senators are unveiling legislation that bans agency directors from campaigning for political candidates.

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