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Ill. Drivers Still Risking Tickets to Talk on Cellphones

“There’s really a big misconception where drivers feel as long as the phone’s not up to their ear, they’re abiding by the law” – ISP Trooper Calvin Dye, Jr.

03/16/2015

The Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department headquarters  as shown March 3, 2015 in Ferguson. Reports say the Justice Department has discovered patterns of discrimination within the police department for disproportionately ticketing and arresting African-Americans. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

UPDATE: Ferguson PD Submits Racial Disparity Data to Koster’s Office

Attorney General Chris Koster’s office says Ferguson has now complied with state law

03/10/2015

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Chief Dotson Blasts Amendment Allowing Felons to be Armed

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson is not blaming Circuit Judge Robert Dierker’s decision to drop gun possession charges against a convicted felon – he’s holding legislators responsible.

03/02/2015

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Missouri Lawmakers Urged to Boost Speed Limits

A measure would raise the speed limit on multi-lane highways in rural areas from 70 to 75 mph.

02/18/2015

Majority Leader John Diehl (KMOX file photo)

House Speaker: Inevitable Missouri Becomes Right-to-Work State

Right-to-work legislation will pass in Missouri, says House Speaker John Diehl.

02/13/2015

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Largest Ill. Employee Union Says Rauner’s Latest Executive Action is ‘Blatantly Illegal’

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s move to eliminate “fair share” payments from public sector employees who opt out of joining a union, but still get benefits from collective bargaining, is “blatantly illegal,” according to AFSCME Council 31 spokesman Anders Lindall.

02/11/2015

Sen Dick Durbin (D-IL) makes his comments at the Jefferson Jackson dinner in St. Louis on June 7, 2014. The Jefferson Jackson dinner is a yearly gathering of the state's democratic party. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Durbin Says He’s Against ‘Right to Work’ Laws and Doesn’t Want Them in Illinois

Durbin says if the result of a right-to-work law is reducing pay and preventing employees from collectively bargaining over workplace conditions, the idea “doesn’t do workers any favors.”

02/09/2015

Bob Mcculloch takes the oath of office as the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney  in Clayton, Missouri on January 1, 2015. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

McCulloch Visit Divides SLU Law School

A law school lecture by St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch is drawing criticism from some Saint Louis University students and professors who object to his handling of the fatal Ferguson police shooting investigation.

02/09/2015

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No One is Above the Law – Especially Tax Law

Destry Marcotte, 48, was trying to call himself a “sovereign citizen,” and as such was filing claims that the IRS owed him $600,000.

02/05/2015

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Proposed Illinois Law Would Address Ferguson-Like Cases

A review of any death of someone at the hands of a police officer would come if a new bill filed in Illinois becomes law.

01/29/2015

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