Personal Firework Shows Banned in IllinoisViolating the Illinois Explosives Act can be a felony with a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Missouri Expands Crimes Targeting Credit Card FraudThe law will take effect Aug. 28.
Appeals Court Considers Missouri's Lethal Injection ProtocolAn attorney representing four state residents argued before a panel that a judge incorrectly dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state's procedures for obtaining the drugs it uses to perform executions.
New FDA Guidelines to Include Hookah and CigarsIn 90 days, it will be illegal to sell e-cigarettes, hookah tobacco or cigars to anyone under the age of 18.
Illinois Considers Legalizing Daily Fantasy Sports BettingIllinois is among several states with pending legislation on the issue this year.
Powdered Alcohol, Caffeine Illegal in IllinoisThe two new laws will both go into effect January 1.
Lawsuit Accuses St. Louis County of Sales Tax HoardingIn addition to St. Louis County, the suit also names County Executive Steve Stenger and County Director of the Department of Revenue Gregory Quinn as defendants.
Senator Durbin On Board to Raise Tobacco-Buying Age to 21Durbin has a long history of proposing new regulations on tobacco, like his successful effort to ban smoking on commercial flights.
Sergeant Sentenced to 25 Years on Assault, Desertion ChargesThe trial of an Air Force technical sergeant who fled Illinois to avoid child sexual assault charges began Monday with the defendant pleading guilty to two charges.
Mo. Woman's Death Possibly From Cosmetic Buttock InjectionsDaysha Phillips and three other women went with her to a hotel room to be injected.
Illinois Man Sentenced for Turtle SmugglingCantore, who had previously been convicted in an illegal turtle trafficking case, admitted to trying to buy 100 North American wood turtles.
Monsanto Invites Neil Young to Visit St. Louis HeadquartersMonsanto is firing back at rocker Neil Young over his mini-documentary that criticizes the St. Louis company for suing a farmer over his use of the company's Roundup Ready soybeans.