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Neil Bruntrager, an attorney for the St. Louis Police Officers Association, warns aldermen not to include subpoena power in the plan for a civilian review board. (KMOX stock photo)

Police Union: Make Changes to Civilian Review Board or Face Lawsuit

The St. Louis Civilian Review Board that will investigate alleged wrongdoing by St. Louis police still faces the threat of a lawsuit from the police union.

05/11/2015

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 4: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Gov. Bruce Rauner: Illinois Can’t Bail Out Chicago

The Republican governor delivered a rare speech to the Chicago City Council on Wednesday. He said the city’s agenda for fixing its fiscal issues cannot be separate from the state’s own reform efforts. He says it will require shared sacrifice and asked council members to work with him.

05/06/2015

Getty/ Alex Wong

Slay Signs Police Oversight Bill Into Law

Slay, who took the unusual step of being a co-sponsor, signed the bill Wednesday. It officially becomes law June 5.

05/06/2015

Dice on display. (credit: TIMM SCHAMBERGER/AFP/Getty Images)

South Dakota Town Rolls Dice To Decide Next Mayor

A roll of the dice has determined who will be the next mayor in the South Dakota town of Platte.

05/04/2015

The statue honoring the confederate states in St. Louis' Forest Park may be moved or may be clarified. A committee is expected to decide if the statue should be moved to a different location or if the inscription should display more clear and historical information. 

Photo courtesy of ForestParkStatues.org

Committee to Decide Fate of Forest Park Statue

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is seeking a special committee to consider whether the city’s Confederate Memorial should be moved out of Forest Park.

04/22/2015

Parma, Missouri (Courtesy of parma-mo.com)

Missouri Town, New Mayor Grapple with Mass Resignations

Several residents of a tiny southeast Missouri town said Monday they don’t believe the abrupt resignations of five of six members of the police force after the longtime mayor, a white man, lost to a black woman have anything to do with racism.

04/21/2015

(KMOX/Brett Blume)

St. Louis Lands $1 Million Grant for YouthBuild Jobs Program

75 participants ages 16-24 will help build homes in north St. Louis’ 5th Ward.

04/20/2015

Kansas City Mayor Sly James (Credit: Facebook.com)

Kansas City Police Increase Security for Mayor Sly James

Kansas City police have increased security for Mayor Sly James after he received a threat through his campaign website.

04/20/2015

Supporters of a Civilian Review Board to monitor St. Louis Police gather outside City Hall. (KMOX/Brian Kelly)

St. Louis Police Review Board Moves Forward

Bill perfected in voice vote, final passage expected Monday.

04/15/2015

Sunset Hills Mayor Mark Furrer (KMOX file photo)

Impeachment Fever May Be Cooling in Sunset Hills

Bersche says it’s in the best interest of taxpayers to avoid spending $25,000 on impeachment proceedings.

04/14/2015

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