Senator Durbin On Board to Raise Tobacco-Buying Age to 21Durbin has a long history of proposing new regulations on tobacco, like his successful effort to ban smoking on commercial flights.
St. Louis Archbishop in Washington With Pope FrancisArchbishop Carlson says this is his first chance to see and hear from Pope Francis since he was elected pontiff.
Illinois Senator Durbin: U.S. is Safe From Terrorists With Refugee SurplusDurbin wants to assure Americans who have questions about terrorists slipping into the U.S., the screening process is vigilant.
Fed Leaves Key Interest Rate Unchanged, Citing Low InflationThe Federal Reserve is keeping U.S. interest rates at record lows in the face of threats from a weak global economy, persistently low inflation and unstable financial markets.
Homeland Security Chief Pledges Careful Vetting of RefugeesThousands of Syrian refugees eventually bound for the U.S. will be screened "carefully'' to ensure that none of them are terrorists, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday.
Senator Durbin: East STL Took a Step in the Wrong DirectionDurbin says East St. Louis residents need to tell their city council they're not happy and want real change.
Celebrated Chess Player Leaves Italy Team to Play for U.S.St. Louis has landed one of the biggest names in chess with the move of 23-year-old Fabiano Caruana leaving the Italy team to play for the U.S.
DOJ Releases Scathing Report on St. Louis County Family CourtA department investigation being released this morning accuses the court of treating blacks more harshly than whites, denying youths their constitutional rights, and coercing confessions.
U.S. Court Says Drug-Sniffing Dog Fails Smell TestLex the police dog from central Illinois is far from top dog in drug-sniffing skills.
Mitsubishi Won't Confirm Reports of Illinois Plant SaleThe 918 union workers at the plant could be out of a job when their contract expires in August.
Ill. Marshals on Constant Search for Wanted PersonsRecords from the U.S. Marshals show drugs and weapons are the leading categories of arrests.
Governors' Trade Missions have Uneven Record of SuccessJay Nixon flew to Spain, Italy and Germany last week to talk business strategies with companies like BMW and BASF chemical plant.

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