Police: Beaten Man Arrives at Hospital with Mouth Glued ShutPolice say a man arrived at a Missouri hospital with his lips apparently glued together after coming under attack from several people in an ongoing dispute.
Missouri House Passes Charter Expansion BillA proposal that would allow charters to operate in more heavily-populated districts such as Springfield and Columbia.
Illinois Official's Pay Was Tied to Health FundIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration had arranged to pay a new deputy governor out of an employee health care account that is more than $4 billion behind on its bills due.
Another Cardinals Pitcher Dominates at WBC, Israel Starts 2-0Corey Baker, a St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguer, is at the moment, Israel's most dominate pitcher.
Lawmakers Aim to Make Obama's Birthday a Holiday in IllinoisUnder a Senate bill co-sponsored by Democratic Sen. Jacqueline Collins, ``Barack Obama Day'' would be commemorative.
As Illinois Budget Stalemate Persists, Patience Wears Thin In SpringfieldSenate reply to budget plan lukewarm, with no bipartisan support.
Illinois Senate Discusses Budget Privately, Takes No VoteDemocratic and Republican leaders have been discussing for weeks ways to break a nearly two-year budget stalemate.
Rauner 'Very Optimistic' About BudgetSays legislature is focusing on the "right things."
Illinois Senate Returns, Promises to Push Budget DealLawmakers' feud with Gov. Rauner has kept the state from approving a budget for nearly two years.
Rauner Says 'Don't Give Up' on Day Senate Tests Budget Plan``It's heartening to see the Senate coming together on a bipartisan basis to acknowledge these changes are needed,'' Rauner said, then, going off script, ``Please don't give up. Please keep working. The people of Illinois need you to succeed.''
WATCH: Mo. Couple Captures Close Call with Alligator on FB LiveWATCH: A Missouri couple vacationing in Florida had a close encounter with an alligator when it leapt into their airboat.
Medical Group Requires Up-Front Fees From Illinois WorkersIn addition to OCI's requirement for half the bill up front, the medical group's form adds that the surgery will be canceled should the patient not pay the amount.

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