Illinois Stops Paying Local Health Clinics for STD TestingIllinois has notified more than 100 jails, health departments and family planning programs that the state will no longer provide free testing for HIV, syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases at state labs, a move that shifts the cost to local jurisdictions.
St. Louis City Uses Unique Strategy To Buy Back GunsBoard President Lewis Reed says the city is working with the police department to disable the guns, which will be given to the group Guns in the Hands of Artists.
Missouri Colleges Would Freeze Tuition for Funding Hike Leaders of Missouri's public community colleges and universities said Monday that they'll freeze undergraduate tuition next school year as part of a deal with Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon to ramp up funding from the state.
House OKs GOP Bill Blocking Planned Parenthood FundsA divided House voted Friday to block Planned Parenthood's federal funds for a year, as Republican leaders labored to keep GOP outrage over abortion from spiraling into an impasse with President Barack Obama that could shut down the government.
Peacock Works to Find Aldermen Support for Riverfront StadiumPeacock says he's still working to assemble land, and to nail down $600 million in private financing for the billion-dollar project.
Schaaf Stands Opposed to Funding for New StadiumSchaaf said he's prepared to filibuster if need be to prevent a vote on the Senate floor.
Man Who Witnessed His Brother's Death, Wants Guns Off StreetsA St. Louis man whose brother was killed in a shooting will organize a gun buyback plan for the city.
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.
Study: Region Has Many Options for Funding Transit ExpansionAuthor lists nearly two dozen possibiities, but points to need for state help.
Durbin Open to Extending Deadline for Rail Systems to Install Positive Train ControlCongress mandated in 2008 that railways have it installed within seven years, but didn't provide financial support past the first year. Facing a Dec. 31 deadline, Durbin says he's open to setting a new target date to let railroads become compliant.
Florissant Mayor Pushes Nixon to Call Special Session to Fund Highway RepairsThe mayor of Florissant is challenging Gov. Jay Nixon to worry less about a new stadium and more about new roads.
No Ruling on St. Louis Football Stadium Vote"We are moving this quickly," Blitz says. "We have a new judge who's willing to get up to speed on what's been filed in the case, and he's going to give us a very good hearing on the 25th."

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