Illinois Governor, Lawmakers Propose Criminal Justice ReformsThree bills aim to reduce the number of offenders who end up back in jail. Rauner says the state needs to focus on rehabilitation.
Mehlville School Board Asks Residents for Input to Trim BudgetProposition R passed in November to raise taxes in Mehlville, its first tax increase in 15 years
Annual Report Card on Missouri, Illinois Teachers ReleasedMissouri's overall grade was a C-, the same as the national average, Illinois received a C+.
Some STL County Fire Depts. Fail Required Response TimeBetter Together says the work of 43 different fire departments poses a "significant risk to the region."
McCulloch Warns of Possible Crime Increase, Released InmatesAbout 6,000 inmates will soon be released early from federal prisons nationwide and St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch is concerned crime may increase.
Man Sentenced to Life With No Parole Walks Free in MissouriFamily, friends, supporters and reporters flocked to meet Jeff Mizanskey as he stepped out of the Jefferson City Correctional Center into a sunny morning, wearing a new pair of white tennis shoes and a shirt that read ``I'm Jeff & I'm free.''
Common Core Test Results Are InMissouri students appear to be doing better in several subjects, according to newly released annual MAP test scores. The national Common Core guidelines were fully implemented for the first time last school year.
St. Louis News Editors Spar Over Police Report Details Included in ArticleWas Friday’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch story on former Missouri House Speaker John Diehl and a past affair with a Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon staffer newsworthy, and should it have included the name of a possible victim of sexual assault?
Illinois Turns Over Marijuana Applications to AttorneysIllinois has turned over 13,000 pages of documents to attorneys challenging how the state awarded one medical marijuana business license, marking the first release of such material.
Anti-Defamation League Sounds Warning About White Supremacists in Mo. Prisons"The reality is, they can do enormous damage as a single individual, and that's what is worth paying attention to."
St. Louis Man's Long Journey to Jail and BackSt. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce tells the story of Cornelius Anderson.
St. Louis Mayor Slay Meets with Judges About Stricter SentencesSt. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says at least some judges are hearing his concerns - stricter sentences for violent offenders is what he wants to see.

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