State Sen. Bob Dixon joined four other announced Republican candidates vying for Missouri governor in 2016, touting his Christian faith and conservative views during an announcement Monday on the front porch of his Springfield home.
Downstate legislators are generally in favor of a broad concealed carry measure, whereas those from Chicago and the suburbs want a tight law.
A northern Illinois woman accused of misappropriating more than $53 million from a city where she served as comptroller now faces 60 counts of felony theft.
Suspect in Madison County reportedly stole $7,000 worth of goods in string of home break-ins.
Rash of burglaries in rural Madison County target electronics, guns.
Officials tinkered with the budget to come up with extra money which Quinn can use to run seven state facilities he had planned on closing.