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Alton fireworks to go ahead despite heavy rains

ALTON, Ill. (AP) – Flooding on the Mississippi River has forced Alton city officials to find another launch site for their July Fourth holiday w...

Former Illinois treasurer employees sue over firings

CHICAGO (AP) – Three ex-state employees who claim former Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them last year in retaliation for providing dam...

Uber will not offer free rides over holiday weekend

(KTRS) – Those behind Uber X, the ride sharing app, say they will not be offering free rides in the St. Louis area this weekend. The Metropolita...

Ex-Iowa State scientist gets prison for faking AIDS research

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A former Iowa State University scientist who has admitted to faking AIDS research has been sentenced to 4 { years in pri...

Illinois medical marijuana patients now number 2,600

The department has issued about 2,600 approval letters to qualifying marijuana patients since September

Governor Rauner vetoes lawmaker salary increase

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner has struck down cost-of-living salary increases for lawmakers as Illinois begins a fiscal year withou...

Actors Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck headed for divorce

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Actors Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck say they’ve decided to divorce after 10 years of marriage. The couple announced ...

Judge weighing Missouri lawmaker lawsuit over Rams stadium

A state lawmaker argued Tuesday that Gov. Jay Nixon and officials who oversee the current Rams stadium are overstepping their authority

Federal report faults police actions during Ferguson unrest

The summary cited "vague and arbitrary" orders to keep protesters moving that violated their rights of assembly and free speech

Illinois politicians, state agencies, prepare for possible government shutdown

Governor Rauner wants changes that he wants changes that he says would make it less expensive to do business in the state