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Elected St. Louis Public School Board Given Second ChanceThe school system will again be governed by an elected board, not state appointed, as it has been for the last nine years.
Senate Panel: No Evidence of Planned Parenthood Tissue SalesPlanned Parenthood has vehemently denied it ever sold fetal tissue.
Rauner, Lawmakers Not Done Yet With Illinois BudgetA six-month spending plan is in place, but lawmakers and Gov. Rauner want to reach a "grand compromise" this fall.
Illinois Lawmakers Say Progress Made on Stopgap BudgetSenate Democrats and Republican leaders filed competing plans Tuesday aimed at keeping schools open this fall.
Personal Firework Shows Banned in IllinoisViolating the Illinois Explosives Act can be a felony with a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Federal Cuts in Madison County Impact Social ServicesWith no budget passed at the state level and a recent $225,000 decrease in funds from the federal level, officials are calling this a crisis.
Illinois Borrows Millions for Building Despite Budget MessIllinois borrowed $550 million Thursday for construction projects, taking advantage of historically low interest rates as the state approaches one full year with a budget.
Nixon Signs Bill to Cut College Costs for Military MembersTo get in-state tuition, students currently must get a full-time job or live in Missouri for a year and meet other requirements.
Illinois House Fails to Override Veto of Union BillDemocrats failed to override Rauner's veto of a similar bill last year.
Missouri Legislature Sends Photo ID Amendment to VotersDemocrats say such a requirement could disenfranchise thousands of voters who don't have a driver's license or other identifications.
Illinois Schools Warn of Closures, Layoffs Without BudgetThe challenge facing superintendents is that the epic partisan gridlock that has left the state without a budget for 11 months is spilling over into education.