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St. Louis in Top 50 for Bed Buggiest CitiesThe bed bug situation in the St. Louis area is apparently getting worse.
Businessman Challenges Proposal for Tobacco Tax AmendmentThe suit was filed on behalf of Jim Boeving, owner of Discount Smokes & Beer in Springfield, who wants to prevent the measure from being placed on this year's ballot.
Task Force Puts Finishing Touches on RecommendationsThe final report of the task force will offer 27 recommendations on cutting down Illinois' approximately 7,000 units of local government, but also includes proposals to change prevailing wage laws.
Gary Pinkel to be Enshrined into Mo. Sports Hall of Fame in 2016 Former Mizzou Football head coach Gary Pinkel has been selected for enshrinement into the Missouri Sports Hall Of ­Fame.
High School Students May Soon Need Civics Test to GraduateThe test would posit the same 100 questions that are given to people trying to become U.S. citizens.
Gov. Rauner OKs 'Piecemeal' Spending Plan in Rare CompromiseThe conservative businessman has steadfastly opposed ``piecemeal'' spending during the deadlock now in its sixth month but reached a compromise on the matter with Democrats last week.
Illinois Lawmaker Wants Chicago Police Under County ControlLaShawn Ford thinks the office of the Cook County Sheriff should have a greater role in policing the city of Chicago, and possibly even "take over" the department.
No Death Penalty For Couple Who Stabbed The Woman's MotherRelatives have said the mother imprisoned Gypsy Blanchard and forced her daughter to pretend she was disabled.
Donald Trump Brings His Campaign for President to IllinoisTrump is scheduled to speak Monday night at the Prairie Capital Convention Center. Free tickets are required to get in.
Bob Barker Treated For Cut to Head After a Sidewalk FallBarker was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he received stiches for the head wound.
Gov. Rauner Announces Springfield High-Speed Rail AgreementIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner announced a tentative agreement Friday to move most rail traffic in the city of Springfield out of its historic downtown.
Loaded Gun Found at Springfield SchoolThe Springfield News-Leader reports that a letter from Principal Josh Holt said two students reported seeing a student ``with something that appeared to be a gun'' and told authorities.

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