“There’s a concern over gangs in St. Louis,” UMSL criminologist Beth Huebner says. “We do have gangs, we do have guns – they are highly related. But then there are groups of people who aren’t associated with gangs, that we know of, that aren’t carrying guns.”
Tuition will increase by $366 for Illinois residents, bringing tuition totals to $7,662 for in-state students and about $21,740 in tuition and fees for out-of-state students.
Some St. Charles County residents will see an increase in their real estate assessments.
126 guns have been reported stolen in the city this year, up 55 percent from a year ago. Another 410 guns have been seized by police.
The Granite City School District has a measure on the April 7 ballot calling for a property tax increase to maintain current academic standards.
The board will be tasked with reducing euthanasia rates and increasing adoptions.
“It will either bankrupt them by having to fight it, or it will bankrupt them by having to comply with it,” says former St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch.
The state agency proposes a nine-day fall firearms season each November starting in 2016. The current fall season lasts 11 days.
Illinois taxpayers will have a little extra cash next year.
The murder rate continues its dramatic rise in the city of St. Louis in the latest crime report.