Illinois Legislative Leaders Meet; No Word on Budget DealIllinois' legislative leaders met twice Thursday but surrendered few details about how close they are to a budget pact with one day remaining.
Slow Start for Ill. Special SessionIllinois' special legislative session called to address the budget crisis is off to a slow start.
Illinois Legislature, Governor Set National Futility RecordAgreeing on a budget after May 31 requires a three-fifths majority vote, which would make it all the harder.
U.S. Mayors Come to Saint Louis for Inspiration and AdviceWhen it comes to regional governance, maybe Louisville has a lesson for St. Louis.
Media Again Criticizes Gov. Greitens for Lack of Accessibility"This is a governor who is inaccessible in ways that I haven't encountered in nearly a half-a-century," says Phill Brooks, KMOX.
It's Now Illegal To Have Sex With Animals In OhioAs of last week, it's now officially illegal to engage in sexual activities with an animal.
Con Artists Prey on Immigrants Fearing a Trump CrackdownA scam exploiting immigrants' heightened fears of deportation by posing as federal agents and demanding money, authorities say.
U.S. No Longer a 'Full Democracy' According to EIUThe Economist Intelligence Unit released its democracy index, and the United States are no longer a "full democracy."
Rauner Says 'Don't Give Up' on Day Senate Tests Budget Plan``It's heartening to see the Senate coming together on a bipartisan basis to acknowledge these changes are needed,'' Rauner said, then, going off script, ``Please don't give up. Please keep working. The people of Illinois need you to succeed.''
Greitens Focuses on Job Growth During State of the State``The people have sent us a message: We must do everything in our power to put people back to work in good, high-paying jobs,'' Greitens says.
Missouri's New Governor Temporarily Freezes New RegulationsAny proposed new regulations must now first get approval from his office. The order also calls for a review of current regulations.
Countdown to Trump: Rebuilding the Nation's 'Urban Core'Two local leaders working daily to improve the lives of inner-city residents in St. Louis are already compiling a wish list for improvements they hope to see under the Donald Trump administration.