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Politics

Reports: Clinton to announce presidential run Sunday

Reports: Clinton to announce presidential run SundayHillary Clinton is expected to make campaign official via social media on Sunday.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Mo. House OKs lifting motorcycle helmet requirement

Mo. House OKs lifting motorcycle helmet requirementmeasure opponents say increases the risks to motorcyclists and would burden society with the costs of injuries from non-helmet-wearing riders is moving forward in the Missouri Legislature.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Ferguson

2 black candidates elected to Ferguson City Council

2 black candidates elected to Ferguson City CouncilTwo black candidates are among three people elected to the Ferguson City Council, substantially increasing African-American representation in the St. Louis suburb at the center of a national debate about how police interact with minority residents.
  • Ferguson
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

STL election results

STL election resultsSt. Louis election results
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Elections

St. Charles County voters gear up for Election Day

St. Charles County voters gear up for Election DayElection officials are hoping for a big voter turn out Tuesday.
  • Elections
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Mo. lawmaker proposes tax on marijuana, illegal drugs

Mo. lawmaker proposes tax on marijuana, illegal drugsA Missouri Republican lawmaker is trying to tax marijuana and illegal drugs.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Ferguson

Ferguson voters to make history in election Tuesday

Ferguson voters to make history in election TuesdayVoters in Ferguson, Mo., go to the polls Tuesday with an opportunity to transform the city's political fabric and put as many as three African Americans on the City Council for the first time in the city's history.
  • Ferguson
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Ferguson

Ferguson City Council race set for Tuesday

Ferguson City Council race set for TuesdayIt's rare for local politics to draw the kind of attention given to the Ferguson City Council election scheduled for Tuesday.
  • Ferguson
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

Mo. House OKs requiring Pledge of Allegiance in English

Mo. House OKs requiring Pledge of Allegiance in EnglishA bill that would require Missouri's public schools recite the Pledge of Allegiance in English once a day has passed the House.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Mo. House initially OKs Pledge of Allegiance in English

Mo. House initially OKs Pledge of Allegiance in EnglishSupporters say a measure requiring publicly funded schools to recite the Pledge of Allegiance daily in English will encourage unity and pride in the United States.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Mo. House moves bill to expand beer growlers forward

Mo. House moves bill to expand beer growlers forwardThe Missouri House has advanced a bill that would allow sales of beer growlers in grocery and convenience stores.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Mo. transit systems oppose bill to allow guns on trains

Mo. transit systems oppose bill to allow guns on trainsRepresentatives from Missouri public transit systems say a bill to allow guns on buses and trains strips local control.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Mo. House panel sends medical marijuana bill forward

Mo. House panel sends medical marijuana bill forwardRepublican support for a medical marijuana law is moving a proposal forward to the full Missouri House.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Illinois

Rauner schedules special election to replace Schock

Rauner schedules special election to replace SchockIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has called for a special election to fill the vacancy caused by former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's resignation.
  • Illinois
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Local

Schweich spokesman found dead

Schweich spokesman found deadOne month after the apparent suicide of Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, his spokesman has been found dead, also from apparent suicide, police say.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Local

Ferguson City Council candidates square off tonight

Ferguson City Council candidates square off tonightCandidates vying for a seat on the Ferguson City Council will square off Monday night in public.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
News

Proposed law: No steak, lobster, or tuna on welfare

Proposed law: No steak, lobster, or tuna on welfareBill would prevent some on public assistance from buying luxury food items
  • News
  • 1 month ago
Illinois

Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison for halfway house

Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison for halfway houseThe Rev. Jesse Jackson says his son, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., has been released from an Alabama prison after serving a year and a half for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign funds.
  • Illinois
  • 1 month ago
Illinois

Ill. House passes last-minute budget plan

Ill. House passes last-minute budget planThe Illinois Legislature is advancing a plan introduced by House Speaker Michael Madigan to end weeks of negotiations over plugging a $1.6 billion hole in this year's state budget.
  • Illinois
  • 1 month ago
Education

Teachers make video to push for tax increase

Teachers make video to push for tax increaseTeachers in a Jefferson County school district are asking for a tax increase in a unique way.
  • Education
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Ted Cruz announces run for presidency

Ted Cruz announces run for presidencyTexas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says in a Twitter message that he is running for president.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Illinois

Trooper hurt in accident involving Rauner motorcade

Trooper hurt in accident involving Rauner motorcadeGov. Bruce Rauner's motorcade was involved in a two-vehicle crash that injured a State Police trooper as snow fell in the Chicago area.
  • Illinois
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Hancock considers resigning after Schweich suicide

Hancock considers resigning after Schweich suicideThe head of the Missouri Republican Party says he's considering stepping down.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Source: Schock under investigation by Justice

Source: Schock under investigation by JusticeA person familiar with the case tells The Associated Press that the Justice Department is formally investigating whether Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois, who has submitted his resignation, committed crimes with his office expenditures and business dealings.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Prominent GOP donor backs Schweich's claims

Prominent GOP donor backs Schweich's claimsA prominent Republican donor says the Missouri Republican Party chairman had made negative comments about the religion of a state auditor who later killed himself.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Illinois

Alternative minimum wage bill gets IL House committee OK

Alternative minimum wage bill gets IL House committee OKLegislation in the Illinois House to increase the minimum wage at a slower rate than the Senate proposes has received committee approval.
  • Illinois
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

MO House OKs stricter work requirements for welfare

MO House OKs stricter work requirements for welfareMissouri residents receiving temporary cash assistance would be limited to 30 months of benefits under a proposal that is moving forward in the Legislature.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago