Washington D.C.


Quinn Signs Bills Banning Hand-Held Phones in Cars

Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Friday aimed at reducing distracted driving. It requires motorists to use speakerphones or headsets that allow for one-digit or audio dialing.


Watching Fireworks

Best Firework Displays Across the Country

From the patriotic heart of Washington, D.C. to the big city flash of New York, these spots are known for their impressive summer events.


Sam Dotson

Police Chief Dotson Talks Gun Control in D.C.

Dotson is back in St. Louis this morning after a trip to Washington D.C. yesterday to confer with Vice President Biden and to lobby senators.


Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay (KMOX file photo)

Rep. Clay: Executive Order May Be Necessary On Guns

Clay said Congress probably has until September to pass gun legislation before the President might act on his own.


Sen. Dick Durbin (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Durbin Hosts Illinois Gun Control Discussion

He heard from the Chicago Police Department, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, the Illinois State Police and suburban police officers.


Getty/Chip Somodevilla

Illinois Sen. Kirk to Return A Year After Stroke

The 53-year-old Republican’s return is good news for fellow stroke patients and medical researchers.



Federal and State Prosecutors Warn of “No-Man’s Land” of Violent Crime in East. St. Louis

The murder rate in East St. Louis and Washington Park is “the worst in the country”


US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama poses with a team jersey at an event honoring the 2011 Baseball World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals on January 17, 2012 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC.   (Mandel NganAFP/Getty)

ACKERMAN: A Fulfilling Trip To Washington

As Cardinals president Bill DeWitt III aptly put it to me at the White House yesterday, this was the “cherry on top.”


The Cardinals outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. (KMOX/Tom Ackerman)

St. Louis Cardinals in Washington D.C.

Before they were honored the Cardinals gave back at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.



Video: Illinois Congressman Defends Plan to Skip President’s Speech

“I do not want to be a prop in that political theater of his,” Rep. Joe Walsh said. He said such a move should be reserved for “momentous” topics like war.




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