Illinois Governor, Lawmakers Propose Criminal Justice ReformsThree bills aim to reduce the number of offenders who end up back in jail. Rauner says the state needs to focus on rehabilitation.
Slay Blames Justice System for St. Louis Crime IncreaseOne local judge doesn't quite agree with Slay's opinion to throw the book harder at criminals.
Local Halfway House Has Proposal for South City LocationDuring the open forum on Tuesday, Chairman of Psychiatry at St. Alexius Dr. Junaid Syed said the offenders transitioning from corrections to the free world would not be sex offenders
UPDATE: Southern Illinois Escaped Cons Back in CustodyThe two men escaped from the Dixon Springs Impact Incarceration Program on Sunday.
Missouri Lawmakers Propose Lifting Gun Ban at Colleges``It's probably time to at least for us to have the discussion'' on the issue, Sen. Brian Munzlinger said.
Slay Pushes Special Court for Violent OffendersMayor Francis Slay says he has discussed with judges about a special court to handle criminals who use guns.
Local FBI Supervisor Rarely Surprised in Child Porn ChargesSt. Louis has the largest Crimes Against Children task force in the country with 21 agents.
Mo. Supreme Court Upholds Second Amendment Ballot IssueThe Missouri Supreme Court upholds the Second Amendment ballot issue that voters approved last August.
Across U.S., Over 220 Prison Escapees On The LooseSomewhere out there are an admitted killer who crawled through a Texas prison's ventilation ducts. A murderer who apparently escaped from an Indiana institution in a garbage truck.
Bosnian Chamber President: Things Looking Up in Bevo NeighborhoodSadik Kukic says the situation is "better than six months ago," when 32-year-old Zemir Begic was beaten to death in a hammer attack.
Judges' New Gun Docket Gives Out More Probation Than Prison Time"We arrest criminals and they say 'I'm not worried about it. I got paper. I got probation the first time, and I'll get paper the second time,'" complained a frustrated Police Chief Sam Dotson.
More Gun Cases Going Federal in St. LouisThe federal prosecutor in St. Louis comes to the rescue of state prosecutors frustrated with Missouri's gun laws.

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