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Tax Drop to Put More Money in Illinois Paychecks

Illinois taxpayers will have a little extra cash next year.


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Latest St. Louis City Crime Report Shows Worrisome Trends

The murder rate continues its dramatic rise in the city of St. Louis in the latest crime report.


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Factors Behind Sharp Rise in St. Louis Murder Rate

The St. Louis murder total for the year is nearing 150 – a 35 percent increase over murders this time last year.


Protestors display signs during a peaceful rally in Canfield Apartments and along West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri  on August 23, 2014 as the community prepares to rebuild and heal after the days of unrest following the shooting death of Michael Brown Jr. by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on August 9th.     (Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)

Ferguson Sees Boost in Number of Registered Voters

One response to Ferguson unrest from area leaders has been telling people to register to vote, and it appears they have listened.


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Water-Related Incidents Increasing, Though No Serious Problems

As the weather heats up, the number of those participating in outdoor water activities is increasing, and that has Missouri Department of Conservation officers seeing a jump in incidents.



Anti-Government Groups At Record High

Missouri Highway Patrol investigator Sgt. Eric Eidson tells KMOX he has seen an “increase in recruitment” locally.


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Traffic Fatalities Up 5-Percent Reversing Near Decade Decline

“The driving habits of the America people are not what we’d like to see,” said News Transportation Safety analyst Mark Rosenker.



University of Illinois Raising Tuition Again

University of Illinois trustees Thursday voted to raise tuition for in-state students starting school this fall by 1.7 percent.


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KC Voters Approve Half-Cent Sales Tax Increase

The additional revenue will allow the city to create a fund specifically for street maintenance.



Hypertension Increasing In Children

A new national study shows a dramatic increase in hospitalizations for children with high blood pressure.




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