Voters Approve Prop. F Just in Time for STL Fire DepartmentSt. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson is looking forward to buying some new equipment, after voters approved the Proposition F.
Late-Payment Penalties Cost Illinois Over $900M in 6 YearsOfficials from the governor's office said in February that they'd be willing to explore the idea of borrowing money to reduce the bill backlog if the Legislature passed a balanced budget.
Metro East Lawmaker Wants Budget With or Without Leaders' HelpA Metro East lawmaker has introduced some measures to fund Illinois higher education, but is he also thinking about the bigger budget picture?
East St. Louis Sued by Police, Fire Pension FundsCity Manager Alvin Parks Jr. says that East St. Louis is considering seeking a loan to help replenish the funds and its own $5.9 million budget deficit.
Records Show What Illinois Officer Bought with Stolen FundsAttorneys for the widow of a northern Illinois police officer who authorities say killed himself after years of embezzling from a police-sponsored youth program released court documents that detail what he spent the stolen money on.
Political Fundraising and Public ServiceIt used to be called the "lug system" but now political candidates have other methods.
Missouri House Speaker Letter Blasts State Money for StadiumMissouri's House speaker is gathering signatures for a letter to Gov. Jay Nixon that slams a plan to use state money for a new St. Louis football stadium.
Former Florissant Pastor Charged in Theft of Church FundsThe former pastor of Lindsay Lane Missionary Baptist Church allegedly began having an affair and needed the church's savings to pay the woman to remain silent.
STL Fire Chief Says No Extra Money for More Officers St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson says there’s no extra money that can be squeezed out of the fire department to hire more police.
Expert: St. Louis Police Need Money More Than Fire Dept.Rosenfeld told the Aldermanic Public Safety Committee the city has too many firemen sitting around waiting for a fire, when police are overworked.
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.
City of St. Louis Gives $60,000 to Better Family Life The city of St. Louis is giving $60,000 to the group Better Family Life-to hire two new outreach workers that will go door-to-door in troubles neighborhoods.