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Illinois Board of Education Chairman Zeroes In On Third Grade

“The one goal is to make sure that every student in the state of Illinois is reading at or above grade level by the time they finish third grade.”

07/06/2015

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Maria Toutoudaki

New Minimum Wage Proposal: Still $15 Per Hour, Longer Wait

City Alderman Shane Cohn has filed a substitute that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $8.25 immediately, which would match Illinois.

06/24/2015

Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Missouri Police Stopped Blacks More Than Whites in 2014

The annual Missouri Attorney General’s report on race disparity in traffic stops shows the highest difference in the report’s 15-year history.

06/01/2015

(FBI-St. Louis Division)

Mo. Woman Escapes Kidnapper in Ill., Police Search for Suspect

The FBI and Cape Girardeau police say a woman told them she was sitting in her car when the suspect physically forced her into his pickup truck.

05/13/2015

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Study Investigates Alzheimer’s in African-Americans

Called the A4 study, researchers will investigate a drug that could prevent Alzheimer’s dementia in people at risk.

05/08/2015

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Man Hit, Killed By Train Near Wright City

Remains spotted along tracks by conductor.

05/06/2015

Parma, Missouri (Courtesy of parma-mo.com)

Missouri Town, New Mayor Grapple with Mass Resignations

Several residents of a tiny southeast Missouri town said Monday they don’t believe the abrupt resignations of five of six members of the police force after the longtime mayor, a white man, lost to a black woman have anything to do with racism.

04/21/2015

MetroLink beating

Was the MetroLink Beating a Hate Crime?

Karen Aoresty, the ADL Director in St. Louis, says the black-on-white attack and the “goading” question about Michael Brown raises some red flags.

04/01/2015

Photo: ADAM JAN/AFP/Getty Images

Study: Missouri Tops in Suspensions of Black Grade Schoolers

A new study shows Missouri suspended black elementary students at a higher rate than any other U.S. state, with the gap between suspensions of black and white students also top in the country.

02/24/2015

United States fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States (credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

17 World Cup Fans More Prepared For The Fourth Of July Than You

These World Cup fans have a leg-up on us all when it comes to showing their patriotism and we all need to take cues from their American ways. Here are 17 World Cup fans that are more prepared for the 4th of July than you:

07/03/2014

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