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The remains of a house are strewn on the street as St. Louis firefighters sift through what is left looking for survivors after an explosion and fire in St. Louis on July 17, 2015. Firefighters pulled two alive from the wreckage while serveral other homes on the street were badly damaged by the powerful blast. Investigators are looking into the possibility that natural gas was involved. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Victim of Baden House Explosion Dies

18-year-old Jordan Boyce was blown into the street by the blast.

07/24/2015

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Police Probe Suburban St. Louis House Fire That Kills Man

Authorities in suburban St. Louis’ University City are probing as suspicious the cause of a weekend house fire that killed a man despite efforts by at least one neighbor to save him.

07/06/2015

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Illinois House defeats 1-Month Budget, Battle Continues

A temporary budget to keep Illinois government operating in a new fiscal year has failed in the House, but one is still alive because the Senate OK’d an identical measure.

07/01/2015

Two women rescued from burning Cahokia home. (KMOX/Brian Kelly)

Men Rescue Two Women From Burning Home

Women pulled through bedroom window while flames filled living room.

07/01/2015

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Democrats to Propose 1-Month Budget for Essential Services

The state’s most powerful Democrat says the Illinois House will approve a temporary budget to ensure continued services as a new fiscal year starts Wednesday without a spending agreement.

06/30/2015

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Illinois House Approves DCEO Privatization Bill

A plan to privatize Illinois’ economic development agency and beef up its responsibilities has cleared the House.

06/23/2015

Congressman Roy Blunt  (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Blunt Won’t Be Returning Donations From Hastert

Says that would imply examining behavior of every single person who gives money.

06/11/2015

A participant holds a rainbow flag during the gay and lesbian pride parade. (Photo by AFP/Getty/PEDRO ARMESTRE)

Illinois May Ban ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Gays Under 18

Opposing lawmakers say this kind of treatment should remain a choice for those who want it. Supporters say it will remain a choice for those over 18, but minors should be protected from it because it is harmful.

06/03/2015

Rep. Mark Richardson being sworn in as House Speaker (Provided by Tim Bommel, Photojournalist, Missouri State Capitol)

Missouri House Elects Speaker After Resignation Over Texts

The Missouri House unanimously elected Majority Leader Todd Richardson to take over the chamber’s top spot on Friday following the resignation of House Speaker John Diehl, who acknowledged exchanging sexually suggestive text messages with a Capitol intern.

05/15/2015

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Missouri House Approves Change to Standard for Deadly Force

The House’s vote Friday sends the bill to the Senate, where activity has been stalled this week. Legislators face a 6 p.m. Friday deadline to give final approval to bills.

05/15/2015

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