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Ill. Marshals on Constant Search for Wanted Persons

Records from the U.S. Marshals show drugs and weapons are the leading categories of arrests.

06/30/2015

This image taken March 31, 2014 in Washington, D.C., shows the home page for the HealthCare.gov internet site. (Photo: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Upholds Nationwide Healthcare Law Subsidies

The justices said in a 6-3 ruling that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live, under the 2010 healthcare law.

06/25/2015

Illinois Department of Corrections is being sued for supposedly put too many inmates in solitary confinement for too long. (Courtesy of IRN)

Lawsuit: Ill. Prison Inmates Kept in Solitary Confinement for Years for Minor Infractions

The federal civil rights lawsuit claims some Illinois inmates have been kept in near-total isolation for decades.

06/25/2015

Nurnberg, Germany (Credit, Randy Yagi)

For Missouri Firm, Trade Trip Brings Sales But No Big Deals

Nixon says the trips ultimately are good for the state, “whether it’s in the trade agreements that we’ve done or the relations that we build or just also thanking organizations which have invested significant money” in Missouri.

06/22/2015

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Exotic Dancer Sues Peoria Area Strip Club Over Minimum Wage

Aleigha Woods filed the lawsuit last week in U.S. District Court in Peoria. She’s seeking class-action status to cover about 100 other dancers at Club Cabaret in Creve Coeur.

06/02/2015

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Webster University Students in London in Financial Limbo

Several Webster University students studying abroad in London unexpectedly lost their federal financial aid this past school year due to the school’s violation of the Department of Education regulations.

05/26/2015

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Bill Would Raise Illinois Income Tax Rates

It won’t be on you – it will be on people who make more than $1 million a year, says U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston).

04/27/2015

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More Gun Cases Going Federal in St. Louis

The federal prosecutor in St. Louis comes to the rescue of state prosecutors frustrated with Missouri’s gun laws.

04/16/2015

Monks Mound at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Effort Continues to Elevate Cahokia Mounds to National Historic Park

Cahokia Mounds “as significant as the Pyramids of Egypt”, deserves national status.

04/06/2015

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Going After Gun Criminals in the Metro-East

The goal, says U.S. Attorney for Southern Illinois Steve Wigginton, is to send a message to the street.

04/06/2015

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