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Law Would Allow Fortunetelling in St. Louis

Alderman Shane Cohn has introduced a bill repealing a city law that forbids the practice of fortunetelling. Under current law it is a misdemeanor.

04/29/2013

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Auditor: No Federal Investigation Yet Into Daycare Fraud

“We found $300,000 in costs where children have left the program completely. That sounds fraudulent to me.”

03/25/2013

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Illinois Bill Would Outlaw Mandatory Life Sentences For Teens

“The Supreme Court has made clear that children are not the same as adults (and) that these differences must be considered when holding them accountable.”

03/11/2013

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Mo. House Democrats Aim For Lesser Drug Sentences

Under a bill outlined Thursday, first-time offenders for marijuana possession would be allowed to do community service and avoid jail.

02/07/2013

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A Year Later, Future Of Cameras In Illinois Courts Is Uncertain

“The court is interested in seeing how this progresses in various counties,” Illinois Supreme Court Joe Tybor said.

01/28/2013

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Springfield’s Teen Tanning Ban Begins Tuesday

The young people can’t tan, even if their parents say it’s OK. The ordinance doesn’t apply to spray tans or tanning beds at private residences.

12/31/2012

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Missouri Woman Says Man Blackmailing Her With Video

The 38-year-old Springfield woman told police she had been recorded as a “full nude web-cam girl” for a singles website.

11/20/2012

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New Illinois System Will Text Crime Victims The Status of Offenders

The system provides notices that allow registered users to track an offender’s custody and court case status, including alerts when an offender is released.

10/23/2012

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Slay Seeks Tougher Regulations To Combat Surge In Gun Violence

“We need to send a message” to criminals, St. Louis mayor says.

08/17/2012

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Occupy The Midwest Taking St. Louis To Court After Clash With Police

Focusing on a police captain they say gave green light to beatings.

03/19/2012

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