Police Chief Blames Aldermen for No New OfficersSt. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson is standing firm - the Board of Aldermen is the reason more police officers haven’t been hired.
Illinois Schools Back Rauner's Plan to Undo School MandatesThe plan is to eliminate state mandates that they say sometimes forces them to lay off reading instructors.
Rauner Wins Labor Fight; Illinois House Fails OverrideGov. Bruce Rauner won a victory over a Democratic majority Wednesday when the Illinois House failed to override his veto of legislation designed to prevent a strike or lockout if union contract negotiations break down.
Legislatures Confident in Stopping State Bonds for NFL StadiumNixon's Administration Commissioner says he doesn't know if the state can be sued for not funding the bond payments.
Rauner Removes Medicaid Coverage from Heroin-Overdose BillGov. Bruce Rauner has returned legislation to the General Assembly that attempts to curtail heroin overdoses, fearing a burdensome cost to the state.
McCaskill, Richardson on 'Dress Code' as Response to Harassment AllegationsU.S. Senator Claire McCaskill sent letters to Missouri Representatives Bill Kidd and Nick King on Tuesday, following reports that the legislators were considering instituting a dress code for interns as part of a response to allegations of sexual harassment against interns.
Rauner on Union-Strike Veto: 'Let Me Do My Job'Imploring them to "let me do my job,'' Gov. Bruce Rauner asked Illinois lawmakers Tuesday not to undo his veto of a measure authorizing an unelected arbitrator to decide a potential labor-negotiation stalemate.
Illinois Governor Signs Police Guidelines for Body CamerasGov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation making Illinois among the first states to establish a comprehensive plan addressing police procedures including body cameras.
House Panel OKs Federal-Funding Plan Over Rauner's ProtestWhat began as a bipartisan effort to distribute $5 billion in federal funds, and keep some Illinois programs afloat despite a budget stalemate, appeared Tuesday to be headed for a veto by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner amid a continuing financing feud with Democrats in the General Assembly.
Potential Life-Saving Drugs Made Available for PatientsPotentially life-saving drugs which are still in the testing phase will now be made available to certain patients in Illinois.
Legislative Reforms Lagging a Year After Michael Brown's DeathThe Wall Street Journal reports that other than a few successful bills on body cameras for police officers, most other measures have failed or stalled amid opposition from police unions and prosecutors.
Students Need Doctor's Approval After a ConcussionIllinois elementary, middle and high school students that suffer concussions, now need a doctor’s permission before returning to school.