Trial for Missouri Clergy Who Protested in Capitol BeginsMore than 20 clergy members dressed in religious garb and bearing crosses packed in a crowded Missouri courtroom Tuesday as their trial began.
Governor Signs Bill Reducing Marijuana Penalties in IllinoisMarijuana possession in small amounts in Illinois will be punishable by fines but not jail time after Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Friday that makes the state the third largest to decriminalize minor pot offenses.
Illinois House OKs Bill Suspending Late Vehicle Plate FinesThe secretary of state stopped mailing renewal reminders to save money while Illinois operates without a budget.
Circuit Judge Rules Against Limit on Traffic Tickets, FeesCities in St. Louis County challenged the law, saying it unevenly applied to St. Louis County.
Missouri Senate Votes to Ban Traffic-Ticket QuotasLast year, Missouri enacted a law lowering the percentage of revenue cities can collect from traffic fines.
Ferguson Commission Co-Chair Says Panel Making ImpactStarsky Wilson cites 11 bills based on commission's findings.
St. Louis Court to Accept Payments OnlineThe city announced the change on Monday. It means that those facing fees and fines no longer need to show up in court to make partial payments, eliminating the need to miss work or find childcare.
Federal Lawsuit Questions St. Louis Suburb's FinesA public interest law firm is suing a St. Louis suburb in federal court over the city's ticketing for such things as mismatched curtains, how pedestrians use a crosswalk and where residents stage barbecues on their property.
Tax Amnesty Offered to Missourians TuesdayIt's estimated 350,000 taxpayers could be eligible for the program.
Gov. Rauner Uses Veto to Amend Pot Decriminalization BillsGov. Bruce Rauner used his veto authority Friday to alter a pair of marijuana bills, setting higher fines in a measure decriminalizing small amounts of the drug and scaling back an extension to Illinois' medical cannabis pilot program.
Bill Will Raise Traffic Fines; Judge Says No WorriesMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon is expected to sign the legislation authorizing the $300 fines.
St. Louis County to Decrease Traffic Ticket FinesA major reform was announced for St. Louis County municipal courts regarding the way motorists will be treated who receive tickets.

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