Illinois' Pension Payment Expected to Increase by $400MThe move could lead to higher taxes or massive cuts to education and social services.
Missouri Judge Stops Appointment of Nixon as Public DefenderAn order Thursday by Cole County Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce said only courts can appoint defenders.
Audit: State Buildings Not Maintained Due to Poor FundingThere's a nearly $600 million backlog of deferred maintenance on state buildings because of inadequate funding, Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway said.
White House: Sen. Kirk's 'Drug Dealer' Comment 'Outrageous'The White House is firing back at Sen. Mark Kirk for his comment that President Barack Obama was "acting like the drug dealer in chief"
Prices Up, Choices Down on Illinois Health Insurance MarketSt. Clair, Madison and Monroe County customers will have only one insurance choice next year.
Fort Leonard Wood PowerPoint Slide Listed Hillary Clinton as 'Insider' ThreatShe might be our next president, but someone at Fort Leonard Wood also thinks Hillary Clinton is a threat to national security, thanks to her email scandal.
Chicago Police Refute Trump's Claim He Talked To CommandersPolice spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says no one in the department's senior command structure has ever met with Trump or his campaign staff.
Rauner Signs Bill to Punish Trafficking Guns into IllinoisFirearm traffickers in Illinois will be punished with sentences of up to 30 years in prison under the bill.
New Poll Out -- Is The 'Show Me State' Back to Being a Bellwether State?A brand new poll of Missouri likely voters, released today by Monmouth University, shows a dead heat in the race for President.
Former Missouri State Sen. Betty Sims DiesSims served in the Senate from 1995 to 2003, representing the central part of St. Louis County.
New Allegations in Absentee Voter CaseAttorney for the loser says workers wearing Penny Hubbard shirts registered absentee voters.
Gov. Rauner Signs Package of Criminal Justice LegislationGov. Bruce Rauner has signed a slew of bills aimed at overhauling parts of the state's criminal justice system, including new rules for juvenile offenders.

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