New Measure Seeks to Put Cap on Campaign ContributionsIs it time to put limits on how much one can donate to a politician in Missouri?
Illinois Wants Waiver to Improve Mental Health ServicesIt would give the state access to $2.7 billion in Medicaid funds to restructure how the program handles mentally ill patients.
Illinois Suspends $30B in Wells Fargo Activity; Bank 'Sorry'``Wells Fargo is a big financial player in Illinois, and I hope to send the message that their unscrupulous practices are not welcome and will not be tolerated,'' the Democrat said at a news conference in Chicago.
Belleville's Beer Hall, Convention Center Complex to Open By ThanksgivingMayor Mark Eckert says he's not too worried about the missed June deadline to open Hofbrauhaus.
Congress Considers Ste. Genevieve for National Parks System``Ste. Genevieve is not only a treasure to us here in Southeast Missouri, but also part of our Missouri heritage and early American identity,'' said Smith, whose southeast Missouri district includes the town.
Joplin Recovery Effort Distributes Last of FundingMoney from the fund has gone toward a new medical school and for home rebuilding and repair.
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.

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