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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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St. Louis County Drug Task Force Accused of Violating State Law

Show-Me Cannabis allegation: By state law, the St. Louis County Drug Task Force can only receive state funding if it has an oversight board. A Sunshine Law request for minutes of oversight board meetings was answered with “no such documents exist.”

01/26/2015

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Chesterfield Bans Texting While Driving

No more texting while driving in Chesterfield – the city council unanimously passed an ordinance Monday night prohibiting all texting and driving in city limits.

12/02/2014

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St. Louis Judge Hears Same-Sex Marriage Arguments

A judge could rule as early as next week on the matter of same-sex marriage in Missouri.

09/30/2014

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Mo. House Endorses Motorcycle Helmet Law Change

Missouri has passed a bill that will allow motorcyclists ages 21 and above to go without wearing helmets on the road.

04/23/2014

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Jersey County’s Metal Detector Decision Influenced By Conceal Carry Law

The Jersey County Board has approved a new metal detector and Illinois’ conceal carry law played a role in that decision.

03/14/2014

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Ill. Cell Phone Law: So Far, So Good

Illinois drivers seem to be obeying the rules of the road and cell phone usage.

02/18/2014

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