Illinois Governor's Mansion Renovation Gets $1M in DonationsThe mansion has fallen into disrepair in recent years with a flooded basement, leaky roof and peeling paint.
FDA Eases Restrictions on Blood Donations from Gay MenThe nation's three-decade-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men was formally lifted Monday, but major restrictions will continue to limit who can give blood.
Christmas Toy Giveaway Back on After Belleville Break-InA Christmas toy giveaway that was scrapped after a Belleville church burglary is back on thanks to a flurry of donations following the break-in.
Illinois' Aims its Giving Tuesday Goal at $6 MillionThat would be a leap from last year’s $4 million dollar haul for the #ILGive campaign.
Records: Ill. Athletics Part of $1.5M Vehicle Program An open records request has found that 57 University of Illinois athletics employees, including coaches, administrators and wives, are part of a program in which car dealers provide them use of $1.5 million worth of vehicles.
Police Wives Seeking DonationsThey're gathering food and drink for officers working long shifts.
Missouri Board OKs $15M in Tax Credits for St. Louis StadiumThe Missouri Development Finance Board voted for the credits Tuesday as the first step in a potential $50 million tax-credit plan over three years.
Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for BloodO negative, B negative, and A negative are the most-needed blood types.
Funding for Ferguson: Are Donations Hitting the Mark?When it comes to grants and donations being channeled into Ferguson and surrounding communities, a large portion is going toward the one thing young people say they want the most. "Every single one of them said we need jobs," says Michael McMillan, president and COO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.
Funding for Ferguson: Investments, Donations Add Up to Hundreds of Millions of Dollars"One year later, we have $480 million in new investment and nearly 1,000 new jobs," says Sheila Sweeney, interim CEO of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership.
Illinois National Guard Warns of Phone ScamIndividuals are claiming to be with the Illinois National Guard and soliciting donations by telephone.
Cool Down St. Louis Seeks Summer DonationsDonations of AC units and cash taken at www.cooldownstlouis.org.