Illinois Student Assistance Commission official says a small setback for paying for school, can prevent a financially needy student from completing a degree.
Voters in Springfield, Missouri, have voted to repeal an ordinance that provided protection against discrimination in housing and hiring based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Funeral services and a visitation will be held next week for Spence Jackson, the spokesman of former Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich.
Police say in one case, the victim said the man entered her room and began removing her clothes as she slept.
Police say the man appears to have died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after an armed standoff at an apartment in Springfield.
James Carver, who died in 2008, is getting a heavenly send off this weekend in Springfield.
The idea is under consideration in Chicago and Springfield.
FBI Director James Comey said in a visit to Springfield that stopping violent crime and public corruption are priorities in the region.
An attorney for the suspect in the kidnapping and death of a 10-year-old Springfield girl is asking to have the trial moved out of Greene County.
A man who was spurned by a woman broke into her apartment and threw her small dog to its death from a third-story window.