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Anti-violence group lose funds as Illinois freezes spending

CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s executive order freezing spending means the anti-violence program CeaseFire is losing state fu...
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School transfer bill comes with large price tag

Jefferson City, MO (KTRS) – A bill to overhaul Missouri’s school transfer law could come a large cost. A bill being debated in the state S...
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MO Black Caucus reacts to Ferguson report

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The leader of the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus says the U.S. Department of Justice report about racial bias and ...
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Illinois labor unions ask judge to stop change to dues rules

CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois labor unions are asking a judge to invalidate Gov. Bruce Rauner’s executive order ending a requirement that state ...
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Ferguson Police chief mulls DoJ report

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, says he’s still reviewing a Justice Department report that lays bare what U.S...
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Report: IL budget cuts could cause more problems for children in poverty

(KTRS) – Child advocates releasing an annual report say Illinois state budget cuts would hurt children who live in poverty. The report by Voices...
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Obama signs Homeland Security funding bill into law

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has signed a law funding the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year. The presi...
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Flu winds down as FDA aims for better vaccine next winter

WASHINGTON (AP) – The miserable flu season is winding down, but it’s lasted longer than usual and federal health officials warn there̵...
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“American Sniper” killer, files appeal

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) – An attorney for a former Marine found guilty in the shooting deaths of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyl...
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MO State Senator proposes bill to block healthcare subsidies

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Groups advocating for health care access say a bill blocking federal subsidies that help pay for health insurance pre...