Money Donated in Bid to Make Illinois Site National ParkIf named a national park, Cahokia Mounds would become a responsibility of the federal parks system.
Illinois Lawmakers Say Progress Made on Stopgap BudgetSenate Democrats and Republican leaders filed competing plans Tuesday aimed at keeping schools open this fall.
Missouri Governor Says He Doesn't Want to be UM PresidentMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he doesn't want to be president of the University of Missouri System.
Nixon Vetoes Missouri Tax Break, Litigation BillsMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon went on a vetoing spree Tuesday, knocking down legislation that he described as giving ``special interest tax breaks'' and ones that would change the state's litigation policies.
GOP, Democrats Say Progress Made in Illinois Budget TalksThe money for higher education appears to be one area of agreement in the rival proposals introduced Tuesday.
Nixon: Doesn't Make Sense Throw Out Recent, Carefully Crafted Gun RegulationsMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon is confident his veto of gun legislation will survive the challenge of September's veto session.
Harsh Words from County Exec for Landlord of Space Housing Election BoardStenger says the lease will save the county $10 million over the 20 years -- and accuses Cozad of bilking the county over the past 23.
Container Home in St. Charles Gets Preliminary ApprovalZak Smithey told the commission that St. Charles, a St. Louis suburb, is a city full of unique homes, and his will be no different.
Creve Coeur Approves Ban on Outdoor Smoking, E-CigsThe ordinance bans smoking in outdoor dining areas, outdoor seating and service areas open to the public.
Missouri's 'Dump Trump' Leader Says Effort Is About Saving GOPCarl Bearden says rank-and-file need to take party back from elites.
Missouri Senator Receives Death Threats on TwitterThe Tweeter was tracked to within two blocks of the US capital, just hours after the tweets.
Short-Term Budget Fix for Illinois Close, But Not SchoolsIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday he's close to a compromise with Democratic lawmakers on a partial-year budget plan with just three days left in the fiscal year, but said that's not the case on legislation he favors to open public schools on time.

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