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Registered Voters Exceed Population in 17 Illinois Counties

The Public Interest Legal Foundation reports 141 of the nation’s counties have this problem.


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Authorities Say 20-Year-Old Woman Died from Tainted Heroin

A 20-year-old woman is dead after using what authorities say was tainted heroin last week in Franklin County.


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Body Found in Mississippi River Downtown Identified

Authorities have identified a man found in the Mississippi River at downtown St. Louis.



Woman Sues Credit Reporting Firms for Declaring Her Dead

A 40-year-old St. Louis woman isn’t dead, but she says she spent months trying to convince credit reporting agencies that she’s alive.


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Fast Eddie’s Owner Dead in Apparent Suicide

Nonn reports that Sholar apparently took his own life and was found Wednesday morning by his son, Edward Sholar Jr.


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Motorist Finds Vehicle Down a 20 Foot Embankment

A motorist found a vehicle at the bottom of a 20 foot embankment off of an Illinois highway.


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Ferguson Bill Dies in Last Day of Legislation Session

Both chambers passed their own versions of the bill, but the Senate partisan stand-off blocked even a debate on Friday.


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Missouri Senate Quits Early, Killing Numerous Bills

Senate Democrats briefly relented Friday from a weeklong blockade to allow final approval of a bill reauthorizing $3.6 billion of annual health care provider taxes for the state’s Medicaid program. But that was the only bill they let come to a vote.


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70 Women Call About Babies at Homer G. Phillips Hospital

Many black women who were told decades ago that their babies died at birth at a St. Louis hospital are now wondering if their children are still alive.


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Reunited Mother, Daughter Seeking Court Records

A woman who recently reunited with her 49-year-old daughter filed a petition Monday seeking court files and adoption records that might shed light on what exactly happened in 1965 at Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis, where the mother says she was told her newborn baby was dead.



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