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(St. Louis County, MO) -- State Representative Bill Otto says he plans to run for Congress. The two-term State Representative has announced that he will seek the Democratic nomination for Missouri's Second Congressional District. The district includes parts of St. Louis and St...
(East St. Louis, IL) -- A deal between the owners of the Casino Queen and Fairmount Park is complete, but still contingent upon the passage of legislation that would allow for gaming and slot machines at horse racing tracks in Illinois. The issue has been hotly debated,...
A group in Ferguson says that it has collected enough signatures to force a recall election for Mayor James Knowles. Phil Gassoway, a leader of Recall Knowles 2015, says the group needed more than 1,800 signatures of registered voters. The group has collected close to 2,200...
Ten families are left homeless after a weekend apartment fire in Belleville, Illinois. The blaze happened Sunday afternoon at the St. Clair Village apartment complex on the 300 block of Carlyle Avenue. Three people were taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation, but were...
A bronze plaque has replaced the makeshift memorial erected at the spot where Michael Brown died. The new plaque was unveiled yesterday, after the city of Ferguson was forced to remove the previous memorial to make room for road repaving.
A Missouri woman faces multiple charges after crashing on Interstate 55. MAndy Schlef is charged with endaring the welfare of a child, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence of a drug. Officers say she was asleep when they arrived at the crash and had...
Ten Wentzville high school students may face felony charges for what some are calling a senior prank. The teens were arrested Wednesday and Thursday after police say the group uprooted trees that had been at Holt High School for more than 35 years. Students involved with the...
Illinois could soon outlaw the practice of trying to change the sexual orientation of gay youths. A bill passed through the House that would ban conversaion therapy. The bill now heads to the Senate.
Members of the Missouri Board of Education say efforts to improve the Normandy School District in St. Louis County have fallen short. The state board moved to intervene and save the Normandy district from closure last year. But a lack of money, a shortage od dynamic teachersm...