Reform

Demonstrators protest outside the police department entrance of the Pine Lawn Municipal Court Building on March 5, 2015  in Pine Lawn, Missouri.. The group of about 20 demonstrators were protesting the 20,000 outstanding arrest warrants issued last year in a town with 3,400 residents.  (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

Municipal Courts Prepare For Reforms

Judges, prosecutors, clerks meet to clarify law before reforms go into effect.

08/17/2015

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Nixon Signs Ferguson-Inspired Court Reform Measure Into Law

Nixon: “Under this bill, cops will stop being revenue agents and go back to being cops.”

07/09/2015

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

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Mo. Supreme Court Wants Public’s Opinion on Court Reform

Letters need to be postmarked by the end of the day, today, as May 1 is the deadline.

05/01/2015

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Municipal Court Reform Advances in Missouri Legislature

Co-chairs of the Ferguson Commission commend the legislative action.

04/02/2015

Judge Vatterott: Progress Being Made in County Municipal Courts Reform

Judge and St. Louis County Municipal Courts Improvement Committee chair Frank Vatterott says reforming a system that includes over 80 courts is going to take time.

12/15/2014

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MO Lawmakers Weigh New Push on Marijuana Reforms

Missouri legislators who favor relaxing the state’s marijuana laws are weighing a renewed push for reforms.

09/21/2013

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St. Louis Officer Says SLPD Violated His Free Speech Rights

A St. Louis police sergeant has filed legal action against the department, claiming its refusal to allow him to work a secondary job as a lobbyist for a pro-marijuana group violates his right to free speech.

03/13/2013

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US Nuns Consider Response To Vatican Censure

At a pivotal national meeting, members of the largest group for American nuns have been weighing whether they should accept or challenge a Vatican order to reform.

08/10/2012

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