Missouri Court Strikes Law Denying Bail to Some ImmigrantsThe ruling comes during a time of heightened attention to immigration issues, as President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to build a wall along the Mexican border and more aggressively enforce the nation's immigration laws.
Mendoza Sworn in as Comptroller, Faces Paycheck Suit, RaunerSusana Mendoza was sworn in as Illinois' 10th comptroller Monday and immediately heard from the Republican governor about fighting a lawsuit from lawmakers demanding paychecks they haven't seen since May.
Republican Success Opens Door to Amending U.S. ConstitutionRepublicans already control Congress, the White House and more governors' offices than they have in nearly a century.
Another Year of Financial Uncertainty Looms For IllinoisIllinois hasn't had a full budget since July 1, 2015, the longest a state has gone without a spending plan since at least World War II.
Bills Proposed to Make Attacks on Police Hate CrimesRepublican Rep. Marsha Haefner's bill would consider certain offenses hate crimes if they were committed because the victim worked as an officer or first responder.
Illinois House OKs Exelon Subsidy Plan, Moves to SenateProponents say it will cost consumers less than 25 cents a month in exchange for reliable power and saved jobs.
Last-Minute Exelon Subsidy Plan Goes to Illinois House FloorThe Energy Committee voted 9-1 late Wednesday evening to advance the legislation that funnels $235 million a year to power-producing giant Exelon Corp. for 13 years.
Hermann Business Owner Accuses City of Trying to Outlaw NoiseA Hermann business owner says the noise ordinance will hurt economy.
Missouri Senator Wants Harsh Penalties for Assaulting PoliceSen. Doug Libla's announcement comes three days after a St. Louis police sergeant was shot twice in the face while he sat in traffic in a marked police vehicle.
STL City Raises Age to Purchase Tobacco, Vapor ProductsPeople under the age of 21 can no longer buy tobacco products in the city of St. Louis.
Water Rates May Increase for St. Louis City ResidentsThe public utilities committee debated the plan without taking a vote.
Gov. Rauner Wants Work on Budget to Continue Next WeekGov. Bruce Rauner said Friday he hopes Illinois lawmakers resume work to end an epic budget standoff next week when they return to Springfield for a brief session and not just focus on trying to override his vetoes.

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