East St. Louis Corruption Investigation Leads to ArrestsEast St. Louis, community of 27,000 residents across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, has a long history of budget shortfalls, corruption scandals and violent crime.
Increased Pension Costs Add to Missouri Budget IssuesIn the year ending June 30, the retirement system covered almost 113,400 current and past state employees and paid $783.4 million in benefits.
Mendoza Sworn in as Comptroller, Faces Paycheck Suit, RaunerSusana Mendoza was sworn in as Illinois' 10th comptroller Monday and immediately heard from the Republican governor about fighting a lawsuit from lawmakers demanding paychecks they haven't seen since May.
Republican Success Opens Door to Amending U.S. ConstitutionRepublicans already control Congress, the White House and more governors' offices than they have in nearly a century.
Another Year of Financial Uncertainty Looms For IllinoisIllinois hasn't had a full budget since July 1, 2015, the longest a state has gone without a spending plan since at least World War II.
Columbia Man Picked To Lead Missouri DemocratsStephen Webber takes over for Roy Temple
Illinois Lawmakers Sue to Get Paid Despite State Budget MessSix state representatives filed a lawsuit Friday demanding the Illinois comptroller cut them paychecks they haven't seen since May.
Stenger Calls EPA's Work on West Lake Landfill a 'National Disgrace'Stenger explained his reaction live on KMOX's Total Information AM, Friday.
First Day of Increased Age Requirement to Buy Tobacco in CountyCounty Council said nearly 2,000 deaths were caused by smoking, and 800 kids began smoking in the county last year.
Chappelle-Nadal Offers $5,000 Challenge to STL Mayoral CandidatesMaria Chappelle-Nadal, whose district includes the airport, wants the candidates to take ownership of an issue that she says city politicians have ignored for years.
Lawsuits Challenge Abortion Restrictions in 3 StatesTaking the offensive after Election Day setbacks, Planned Parenthood and its allies filed lawsuits Wednesday in North Carolina, Missouri and Alaska challenging laws that they view as unconstitutional restrictions on abortion.
City Manager Lehman Walker Suspended in University CityWalker will continue to earn his $130,000 annual salary during the suspension.

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