St. Louis Co. Exec. Issues State of Emergency“In light of last night’s violence and unrest in the City of Ferguson, and the potential for harm to persons and property, I am exercising my authority as county executive to issue a state of emergency, effective immediately."
Missouri Passes in Zero Categories of Cancer Prevention StudyFewer than half of U.S. states passed three or more of the nine categories.
Missouri Student Transfers Up Slightly This School YearMore than 1,170 Missouri students from two failing school systems in the St. Louis area have been placed in other nearby districts for the upcoming school year, only slightly more than the nearly 1,150 students who switched from the Riverview Gardens and Normandy schools last year, new data show.
Alderman Boyd: Some City Leaders Let Personal Issues Effect PolicyBoyd has been pushing for more St. Louis police officers, though some of his colleagues tabled a bill that called for 160 new officers.
St. Louis County Seeks Approval for Veterans' CourtSt. Louis County is looking to join St. Louis City, St. Charles, and Jefferson County in having a veterans' court in place.
Gov. Bruce Rauner: Illinois Can't Bail Out ChicagoThe Republican governor delivered a rare speech to the Chicago City Council on Wednesday. He said the city's agenda for fixing its fiscal issues cannot be separate from the state's own reform efforts. He says it will require shared sacrifice and asked council members to work with him.
Illinois Governor Awards Medical Marijuana LicensesRauner awarded licenses to 18 cultivation centers and 52 retail shops, which means Illinois' first legal marijuana crop could be harvested this year.
UPDATED: No Threat On Board Plane That Landed at LambertPhoenix-bound flight diverted to St. Louis over "security concerns".