Late-Payment Penalties Cost Illinois Over $900M in 6 YearsOfficials from the governor's office said in February that they'd be willing to explore the idea of borrowing money to reduce the bill backlog if the Legislature passed a balanced budget.
Arch Coal Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy ProtectionArch Coal Inc. says its mines will remain open and its employees should not be immediately affected by the bankruptcy process.
Slay: Prop S Money Helped Pay $400 Million Police, Fire PensionsSt. Louis Mayor Francis Slay was on the Mark Reardon show Tuesday to talk about where the money from a 2008 tax revenue went.
Legislation Filed to Prohibit Sale of Bonds for St. Louis StadiumRepublican Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City, filed legislation Thursday to block the sale or refinancing of bonds by Gov. Jay Nixon to fund a new NFL stadium.
U.S. Auto Loans Soar To Highest In 8 yearsU.S. auto loans jumped to the highest level in eight years this spring, fueled by a big increase in lending to risky borrowers.
Mayor Slay Defends McKee's ExtensionDeveloper Paul McKee has until the end of the month to pay his debt of legal fees to the city. Mayor Francis Slay is standing by him despite critics.
Survey Says Daters Don't Like DebtorsA survey on love and money finds that dating couples want to know about debt.
Illinois Lawmakers OK Plan to Fix $100B Pension CrisisThe House voted 62-53 in favor of the plan, sending it to Gov. Pat Quinn, who has said he will sign it. The Senate approved the measure 30-24 just minutes earlier.
Science Center Aims to Reduce $20 Million DebtThe St. Louis Science Center hopes closing some exhibits and ramping up donations will help reduce their 20 million dollar debt.
What To Do With Your Tax RefundMost tax filers are getting a refund after they file their 2012 return. With the average refund running about $3,000, a lot of people will be thinking about what to do with the extra cash.
Mo. Bill Bars People from Getting Hunting Licenses if They Owe Money to JailsThe measure endorsed today would also divert a person's lottery prizes and income tax refunds to pay for jail debts.
Opinion: The Fourteenth Amendment SolutionSpeaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.